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Local Obits for Wed. Jul 19th, 2017

Forsyth

Mr. Richard Danforth “Dick” Hinkley, age 82, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 after a brief battle with cancer. Dick was born in Greenfield, MA on May 1 ...
James D. (Jim) Garner,Sr., 85, of Cumming, formerly of Marietta, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017.  Jim was a native of Marietta, graduating from Marietta High School ...

Gwinnett

Valla Jo Clifton, 89, Dacula
Valla Jo Clifton, age 89, of Dacula, GA, died Tuesday, July 19, 2017. A funeral service will be held Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 3:00 pm at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Dr. Matthe ...
James E. McCoy, 75, Buford
James E. McCoy passed away on July 19, 2017 .  He was 75.  He is survived by his wife, Jean Terrell McCoy, daughter, Susan M. McCorkle and husband Skip; granddaughters, K ...
Keith Bennett, 57, Buford
Keith Bennett, age 57, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. He was preceded in death by his son, Matthew David Bennett; grandparents, Jonce and Clara Bell Pruitt ...
Myrtle “Granny” Garner, 75, of Auburn, GA passed away Wednesday July 19, 2017 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born September 17, 1941 to the ...

Hall

William John Bender, Jr, 68, Flowery Branch
Mr. William John Bender, Jr., age 68, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at his residence, surrounded by his family. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Satu ...
Ruby Lee Jordan, 91, Gainesville
Ruby Lee Jordan, age 91 of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Morningside of Gainesville. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 2:00 pm i ...

Jackson

Faye Roberts Chatham, 82, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Faye Roberts Chatham, age 82, of Jefferson, who passed away on July 19, 2017. Mrs. Chatham was born in Carnesville, Georgia, a daught ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Martha Ann “Marty” Benson Cooper, age 75 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, July 19, 2017.  Mrs. ...
George Rufus Duffell, 83, Jefferson
George Rufus Duffell, age 83 of Jefferson, GA passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017.   Born in Comer, GA on February 24, 1934, Mr. Duffell was the son of the late Horace ...
'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.