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Local Obits for Thu. Jun 22nd, 2017

Forsyth

Betty Jo McMahan, 78, Cumming
Betty Jo McMahan, 78, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017. Mrs. McMahan was a teacher at Crabapple School for 25 years.  She is preceded in death by her husband ...
James D. McManus, 86, Cumming
James D. McManus 86, of Cumming passed away on June 22, 2017. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangements by ...
Barbara Murray Philips, 90, Cumming
Barbara Murray Philips, 90 of Cumming, GA passed away on Thursday June 22, 2017. She was born on December 10, 1926 in Eveleth, MN, the daughter of Gordon Howard and Pauline McCa ...

Gwinnett

Rev. Clyde Crook, Jr, 88, Buford
Rev. Clyde Crook, Jr, age 88, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017. He was preceded in death by daughter, Wanda Crook Martin and great granddaughter Leah McCammon. Rev ...
Matthew Carl Jarvis, 46, Sugar Hill
Matthew Carl Jarvis, 46, of Sugar Hill, Georgia, passed away at home on June 22nd after a long illness. He was surrounded by his family. He grew up in Charleston, West Virginia and ...
Dou Dou M. Lo, 83, Lawrenceville
Dou Dou M. Lo, age 83, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017. He is survived by his children, Anta Lo Overslaw, Lawrenceville, GA, Fatu Lo, Mapendol Lo, and Jah ...

Habersham

Isabelle Lucille Hobbs, 73, Demorest
Isabelle Lucille Hobbs, age 73 of Demorest, passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Born in Wooster, Ohio on May 17, 1944, she was a daughter of the late Hensley and Thelma&nb ...

Hall

Helen Odell, 101, Oakwood
Mrs. Helen Odell, 101, of Oakwood passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017. Helen was the daughter of the late Hubbard and Pearl Roberson Watkins.   She was a member of Oak ...
Alma Bulkey Overstreet, 97, Gainesville
  Alma Bulkley Overstreet, passed away Thursday, June 22, in Gainesville, Ga. Alma was born September 7, 1919, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and moved to Tallahassee in 1925 ...
Tommy C. Seabolt, 63, Gainesville
Tommy C. Seabolt, formerly of Buford, GA, born 09/19/1953, passed away June 22, 2017 at his home in Gainesville, GA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles & Louis ...
James H. Abercrombie, 79, Oakwood
Mr. James H. Abercrombie, 79, of Oakwood, GA passed away June 22, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, 2017 in the chapel of Memorial Park Fune ...

White

Mr. Richard Michael “Ricky” Wright, age 55, of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017 at his residence. Mr. Wright was born in Ellijay, GA on February 18, 19 ...
'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.