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Local Obits for Sat. Jun 24th, 2017

Forsyth

Vicky Lynn Duran, 53, Cumming
Vicky Lynn Duran, 53, of Cumming passed away Friday, June 23, 2017. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Vicky put her family first and was a God-fearing woman wh ...
Matthew Neal Gibby, 58, Cumming
Matthew Neal Gibby Sr. 58 of Cumming, Ga died on June 24, 2017. Memorial services were held on June 26, 2017. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangem ...
Willene Stamey Terrazas, age 80, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017. Willene was raised in Clarkesville, Georgia and was a Graduate of Habersham High School where she ...

Gwinnett

Amalia Leā€™mert, 85, Lawrenceville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of  Ms. Amalia Le’mert, age 85 of Lawrenceville, Georgia entered into rest Saturday, June 24, 2017.  Ms. Le’mert was bo ...

Habersham

Lavada English Warren, 77, Demorest
Lavada English Warren, age 77, of Demorest, passed away on June 22, 2017 at home following an extended illness. Born in Habersham County, GA, on May 24, 1940, she attended North ...

Hall

Vickie Lynn Kelley, 63, Gainesville
Mrs. Vickie Lynn Kelley, 63, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017. A Memorial service will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 26, 2017 in the chapel of Memorial ...
Wendell Kinsey, 76, Gainesville
Wendell Kinsey age 76 of Gainesville passed away Saturday June 24, 2017.   Mr. Kinsey was born February 28, 1941 in Gainesville, GA to the late Willis H.& Annie Yan ...
David Barron Simpson, 77, Oakwood
Mr. David Barron Simpson, 77, of Oakwood, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held in Lancaster, CA. Mr. Simpson was born o ...

Jackson

Lloyd Ronald Looney, 79, Nicholson
Mr.  Lloyd Ronald Looney, age 79, of Nicholson died Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Gentiva Hospice at Piedmont Athens Regional.  Mr. Looney was born to the late, Louise Dilla ...

Stephens

Betty Karen Payne, 58, Taccoa
Mrs. Betty Karen Payne, age 58, of 8 Ramey Terrace in Toccoa passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017 at her home.  The daughter of the late Frank C. and Nell Smith Payne, she w ...

White

Jimmy Lane Standridge, 60, Cleveland
Mr. Jimmy Lane Standridge, 60, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.           Memo ...
'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.