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Local Obits for Thu. Jun 29th, 2017

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Martha Elaine Cain, 72, Winder
Martha "Marty" Elaine Cain, age 72, of Winder passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017. Marty loved life, people, puzzles, gospel music and music by Elvis.  She was emplo ...

Dawson

Lonnie Long, 80, Dawsonville
Lonnie Long, age 80, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017.  He was a devout Christian of the Baptist faith. He is preceded in death by his parents, George a ...

Forsyth

Thomas Arthur Martin, 67, Cumming
Thomas Arthur Martin, 67 of Cumming GA passed away on Thursday June 29, 2017. He was born on July 9, 1949 in Orange, California, the son of Arthur and Ruth Mattingly Martin who ...

Habersham

Willie Fortson, 76, Mt. Airy
Mr. Willie Fortson was born in Habersham County on Jan 8, 1941 to Ernest Fortson and Viola Stephens Fortson in Mt. Airy, Georgia. He was united in matrimony to Hattie Owens Fortson ...

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Virdis Hammond Weaver, 79, Gainesville
Mr. Virdis Hammond Weaver, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness.             ...
Rosemary Porter York, 89, Clermont
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Rosemary Porter York, 89, of Clermont formerly of Cleveland.  Mrs. York passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017 at ...

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Jimmy Reginal Sailors, 81, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jimmy Reginal Sailors, age 81, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Mr. Sailors was born in Jefferson, Georgia, ...

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Catherine Ruth Fountain, 73, Mountain City
Catherine Ruth Fountain, age 73, of Mountain City, Georgia, passed away on June 29, 2017 with her family surrounding her. She was the widow of Donald Ralph Fountain and the daughte ...
'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.