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Local Obits for Wed. Jul 26th, 2017

Banks

Brenda Ayers Crocker, age 68, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Mrs. Crocker was born on November 3, 1948, in Henry County, Georgia; a daughter of the ...

Dawson

Lewis Boyd Griffin, 83, Dawsonville
Lewis Boyd Griffin, 83 of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Wednesday July 26, 2017. He was born on August 13, 1933 in Decatur, GA the son of John and Sema Goodwin Griffin who have ...

Forsyth

Charles O'Hara, 92, Cumming
Charles O'Hara, age 92, of Cumming passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at his home.  Charles O'Hara was born in Nemacolin, Pennsylvania, on October 17, 1924, to M ...
Toni Perez Huett, 81, Cumming
Toni Perez Huett, 81 of Cumming, GA passed away Wednesday July 19, 2017 at Life Care Center of Lawrenceville, GA. She was born on May 9, 1936 in Madrid Spain, the daughter of Jo ...

Gwinnett

Christina G. Van Der Heide, age 90, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-five years, Henderick Van Der Heide. ...

Habersham

Mary Frances “Francine” Bellamy Ward, age 88, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Mrs. Ward was born on May 10, 1929, in Homer, Georgia; ...

Hall

Mrs. Sharon (Marty) Kay Mullen, age 68, of Hoschton passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, surrounded by her family. Funeral Se ...

Jackson

Bryant Aaron Garner, 19, Jefferson
Bryant Aaron Garner, age 19, of Jefferson passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017.  He loved to hunt, fish, being with his friends, music and his dog Gucci.  Survivors inclu ...

White

Welton Clyde Pardue, 77, Cleveland
Welton Clyde Pardue age 77, of Cleveland passed away Wednesday July 26, 2017. Mr. Pardue was born in White County the son of the late Hershel and Clara Howard Pardue. Welton was ...
'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.