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Hannah Stewart Rice, 79, Statham
 Hannah Stewart Rice, age 79 of Statham, passed away Friday, June 09, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness.  At the request of the family, they will hav ...
Ellis "Cat" Wallace Jones, age 64, of Winder passed away Friday, June 9, 2017.  Mr. Wallace was a hunter, fisherman and loved to live off the land.  He lov ...

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David P. “Butch” Cane, 57, Dawsonville
David P. “Butch” Cane, 57, of Dawsonville passed away Friday June 9, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness. Born August 29, 1959 in Norwich, New York t ...

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  James W. “Jim” McKnight, age 86, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, June 9, 2017. He was preceded in death by his son, James Timothy McKnight; and parents, Har ...
Jason Daniel West, 35, Buford
  Jason Daniel West, age 35, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, June 9, 2017. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, J. D. and Mattie Lou West and Salvatore and Na ...

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Melanie Gay Wallace, 55, Gainesville
Melanie G. Wallace, 55 of Gainesville passed away  Friday June 9, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in 1962 in San Antonio, Texas, she was a 1980 grad ...
Jackie Frankum, 75, Gainesville
A Memorial Service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday June 16, 2017 at Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel for Jackie Frankum. Dr. Tom Smiley of Lakewood Baptist Church in Gainesvi ...
'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.