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Local Obits for Wed. Jun 14th, 2017

Dawson

Teresa Johnston, 66, Dawsonville
Teresa Johnston, 66, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday June 14, 2017 at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living following a period of declining health. Born June 13, 1951 in Knoxville ...

Habersham

Claudia McConnell Beck, 80, Cornelia
Claudia McConnell Beck, age 80 of Cornelia, passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Born in Banks County, Georgia on May 29, 1937, she was a daughter of the late Cecil and Zelm ...
Mariela Diego, Inf, Cornelia
Mariela Diego, infant daughter of Diego Pedro and Juana Domingo of Cornelia, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017.  Funeral Mass is scheduled for 3:20 PM Saturday, June 17, ...
Lucille Helton, 73, Mt. Airy
Lucille Chastain Helton, age 73, of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Mrs. Helton was born on August 20, 1943 in Hiawassee, Georgia to the late Rob ...
Jay McNabb, 92, Baldwin
Jay McNabb, age 92 of Baldwin, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at his residence.   Born in Oconee County, South Carolina on January 9, 1925, he was a son of the la ...

Hall

Larry Perkins, 73, Gainesville
Larry Perkins, age 73, of Gainesville, passed away peacefully at home on June 14, 2017.  Mr. Perkins was born in Zebulon, Georgia to the late Ruby and Elijah Perkins. He ea ...

Jackson

Roger Wayne Cooper, 65, Braselton
Roger Wayne Cooper, age 65, of Braselton passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Memorials services will be held 6:00 pm Friday, June 16, 2017 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. &nb ...
Susann Royston, 60, Commerce
Mrs. Susann Royston, age 60 of Commerce died Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Royston was born in Atlanta to the late, Wayne Lee and Bonnie Carol Phillips Smal ...

Rabun

Harold Donald Morris, 79, Clayton
Harold Donald Morris of Clayton, Georgia died on June 14, 2017. He was 79 years old. Harold was born to Robert and Lucille (Hannah) Morris on April 21, 1938 in Sumter, South Caroli ...

White

William Clyde Adams, 94, Cleveland
William Clyde Adams, age 94 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017.  Mr. Adams was born January 6, 1923 in Walker County, GA to the late William Wesley Adams an ...
Charles Edward Barfield, 85, Cleveland
Mr. Charles Edward Barfield age 85 of Cleveland passed away Wednesday June 14, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mr. Barfield was born on February 29, 1932 to the ...
Edna Henderson, 78, Cleveland
Mrs. Edna Henderson,daughter of the late John Coleman and Beatrice Coleman. Edna passed awaypeacefully on June 14th, 2017, in Cleveland Georgia. Edna dedicatedher life to God and w ...
'Night Court' star Harry Anderson found dead in home
Anderson was 65.
Nevada sheriff: Radio show host Art Bell dead at 72
Art Bell, a radio host best known for a paranormal-themed nightly show syndicated on hundreds of stations in the 1990s, including WDUN, has died at his home in southern Nevada, authorities said Saturday.
Milos Forman, Oscar-winning director, dies at 86
Milos Forman, a refuge from Czechoslovakia whose American movies "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Amadeus" won a deluge of Academy Awards, including best director Oscars, has died.
Jackson County Chief Magistrate Judge dies after battle with cancer
The Chief Magistrate Judge of Jackson County has died following a battle with cancer.
Anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, prominent anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, has died
Jim Lancaster, former Hall County Fire Battalion Chief, dies at age 70
Jim Lancaster, a former Battalion Chief for Hall County Fire Services, died Thursday.
VIDEO: Legendary voice of Red Elephants, Gainesville icon Walt Snelling left us with incredible memories
Walt Snelling was woven into the very fabric of Gainesville High athletics, as much a part of Big Red as The Rock, City Park or any number of the illustrious athletes and committed coaches to have graced the playing field.
Linda Brown, central figure in school segregation case, dies
As a girl in Kansas, Linda Brown's father tried to enroll her in an all-white school in Topeka. A 1954 decision by the US Supreme Court followed, striking down racial segregation in schools and cementing Linda Brown's place in history. She died Sunday.