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Local Obits for Tue. Jun 6th, 2017

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Linda Leeann Sbragia-Leonhardt, age 69, of Cumming, GA, passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017.  She loved gardening, singing and quilting. Linda was a very happy person, never met ...
Jack Shirley, 61, Cumming
Jack Shirley, 61, of Cumming passed away suddenly Thursday, July 6, 2017.  A loving husband, father, son, proud grandfather, and brother, Jack enjoyed helping others.  He ...

Habersham

Preston B. Thompson, 90, Demorest
Preston B. Thompson, age 90 of Demorest, Georgia formerly of Fredericksburg, Virginia passed away on Tuesday, June 06, 2017 following an extended illness. Born in Tazewell Count ...

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Grady Richardson, Jr., Gainesville
Home Going Services for Mr. Grady Richardson, Jr. of Gainesville, Georgia will be held Saturday, June 10,2017, 1:00PM  at Saint Paul United Methodist Church, 705 Summit St S ...
Lois Standridge, 88, Lula
Lois Standridge, 88, of Lula GA passed away on Tuesday June 6th following an extended illness. She was born to the late Dennis and Leola Hulsey. She was a dedicated member of Bethl ...
'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.