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Local Obits for Fri. Jun 2nd, 2017

Banks

Donna Chadwick, 68, Gillsville
Donna Chadwick age 68 of Gillsville passed away Friday June 2, 2017 at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital.   Mrs. Chadwick was born in Thomaston, Georgia on May 22, 1949 ...

Barrow

Clarke Williams Adair, Jr. of Winder, GA passed away on June 2, 2017 after a brief illness. Mr. Adair was born on November 26, 1940 and was preceded in death by his mother, Doris D ...
Victor Frank Cisilski, 82, Statham
Victor Frank Cisilski, age 82, of Statham passed away Friday, June 2, 2017.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

Forsyth

Floria Dean Day, 82, Cumming
Mrs. Floria Dean Day, age 82, of Cumming, GA, passed away Friday, June 2, 2017.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Winfred E. (Shorty) Day; and parents, Lewis and Berti ...

Hall

Michael David Collier, 57, Flowery Branch
Michael David Collier, age 57, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017. He is survived by his friend, Robyn Placek, Oakwood, GA; son, Baxter Collier, Dawsonville, ...
William Henry "Bill" Peck, 76, Gainesville
William Henry "Bill" Peck, 76, a life-long Gainesville resident, died on June 2, 2017, after bravely battling a long illness.  A devoted family man and a loyal frien ...
Frances T. Irvin, 86, Gillsville
Funeral services are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Sunday June 4, 2017 in Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Frances T. Irvin, age 86 of Gillsville. Rev. Tim House will officiate. Inte ...
Wanda Sargent McClure, 49, Flowery Branch
Wanda Sargent McClure, age 49, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Brady and Ila Sargent. She is survived by her ...
Brannon Scott (Boo) Sheridan, 32, Gainesville
Brannon Scott (Boo) Sheridan, age 32 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, June 02, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 5, 2017 ...
Dorothy Mae Peck Wehunt, 74, Gainesville
Dorothy Mae Peck Wehunt, 74, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017 at Northridge Health and Rehab Center. No services are planned at this time. Born on July 26, ...

Jackson

Kathryn Kilgore Golden, 81, Commerce
Mrs. Kathryn Kilgore Golden, age 81, of Commerce, GA died Friday, June 2, 2017 at Landmark Hospital.  Mrs. Golden was born in Atalla, AL to the late Jack Robert and Hazel Scar ...
Donald Lomax, 82, Jefferson
Donald Lomax, age 82, of Jefferson, GA passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017. He is survived by his wife of sixty-four and a half years, Janie Evans Lomax, Jefferson, GA; children ...

Other

Wilber Woodard, 64, Decatur
Wilber Woodard, age 64, of Decatur, GA passed away Friday, June 2, 2017. He is survived by his wife of thirty-five years, Yvonne Cash Woodard, Decatur, GA; children, Quentin Woodar ...
Frank Keason Blair, 79, Danielsville
Mr. Frank Keason Blair, age 79, of Danielsville, GA died Friday, June 2, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospice House.  Mr. Blair was born in Tiger to the late Luther and Harriett C ...
Alphonse Theriault, 84, Alpharetta
Alphonse Theriault, 84 of Alpharetta, GA passed away on Friday June 2, 2017.   Graveside services will be held at a later date.   Condolences may be expressed ...

Union

Betty Ann McDaniel, 82, Suches
Betty Ann McDaniel, age 82, of Suches, GA passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017 following an extended illness. Betty Ann was the daughter of the late Hoyt Preston and Mozelle Wils ...
'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.