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James Andrew Lacey, 59, Winder
James Andrew Lacey, age 59, of Winder, GA passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017. He is survived by his mother, Dolores lacey, Winder, GA; sister, Cassandra Thomas Lacey, Winder, ...

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It is with great regret that we announce the passing of the Honorable Charles R. “Charlie” Smith. Charlie left this earth on 7-24-17 at 7:30 pm. Charlie was a loving hu ...

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James Andrew Cody, 85, Mt. Airy
  James Andrew Cody, age 85, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017. Mr. Cody was born on November 13, 1931, in Clarkesville, Georgia, to the late ...
Loy Rothell, 83, Demorest
  Loy Rothell, age 83, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Loy was born in Habersham County to the late Luther Rothell and Pearl Jon ...

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Andre (Andy) Howard, 85, Dahlonega
And the Army goes rolling along… Retired First Sergeant Andre (Andy) Howard answered his final order at the age of 85 as His Heavenly Commander called him home.  He no ...
Carolyn Rena Wood, 61, Dahlonega
Mrs. Carolyn Rena Wood, age 61, of Dahlonega, GA, went to be with her Lord where there is no more sickness and no more pain on Monday, July 24, 2017. Carolyn was a native and li ...
Claud Fortner, 98, Dahlonega
Claud Fortner age 98 of Dahlonega passed away on July 24th, 2017 following an extended illness. Mr. Fortner was born in Hall County to William Fortner and Elza Crow Fortner.  ...
Andre “Andy” Howard, 86, Dahlonega
Mr. Andre “Andy”Howard, age 86 of Dahlonega, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017 at FriendshipNursing Home. Funeral servicesare scheduled for 2:00 PM Thursday, July 27 ...

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Glenda Joyce “JoJo” Tester, 54, Sautee Nacoochee
Glenda Joyce “JoJo” Tester, age 54, of Sautee Nacoochee, GA passed away on December 17, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. JoJo was the daughter of the late W ...
Frances Keller, 81, Sautee
Frances Keller 81 of Sautee passed away Monday July 24, 2017.  Mrs. Keller was born in Bartow, Florida the daughter of the late Lucian Edward and Eunice Stroud Ewin.   ...
'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.