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John Maylon Daniel, 73, Winder
John Maylon Daniel, age 73, of Winder passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017.  Mr. Daniel was a truck driver all of his life and was employed with Southeast Culvert.  He was a ...

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Linda Dianne Newsom, 69, Cumming
Linda Dianne Newsom is a name that will always exemplify what it means to be a true Southern lady. She innately balanced being warm, loving and supportive with the refreshing confi ...
Barbara Ann Babcok, 64, Cumming
Barbara Ann Babcok 64, of Cumming Ga. passed away on July 2, 2017.    Funeral services will be at 10am on July 8th, 2017 at Carey Hand Funeral Home in Orlando, ...
Marie Ayash Cumbie, 88, Cumming
Marie Ayash Cumbie, 88, of Cumming passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017.  A member of Antioch Baptist Church and a  lifelong witness for the Lord, she is preceded in death by ...

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Christopher Hayward Broome, 47, Gainesville
Mr. Christopher Hayward Broome, 47, of Gainesville, passed away July 2, 2017. Funeral services are planned for Thursday July 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Memorial Par ...
Marcus Monroe Chambers, 83, Flowery Branch
Marcus Monroe Chambers, Sr., age 83 of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017.  Interment cremation. No arrangements have been made at this time. Lawson Funeral Home, ...
Betty Lee Semon, 83, Murrayville
Betty Lee Semon, 83, of Murrayville, GA passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 6, ...

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Elizabeth McDaniel Forrester, age 88, of Canton, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Samuel For ...
Robbie Lee Ayers Osborne, 78, Carnesville
Robbie Lee Ayers Osborne, age 78, of Carnesville, GA died Sunday, July 02, 2017 at her residence. Mrs. Osborne was born in Homer to the late Robert and Maggie Ward Ayers.  She ...

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Willie Wendell Smith, 59, Toccoa
Willie Wendell Smith, age 59, passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017.  Wendell was born in Stephens County.  He proudly served in the United States Army National Guard an ...

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N.U. Turpen Jr., 90, Cleveland
  N.U. Turpen, Jr., age 90 of Cleveland, Georgia formerly of Clarkesville, passed away on Sunday, July 02, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an exten ...
'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.