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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 27th, 2017

Dawson

George English, 78, Dawsonville
George English, (Billy) age 78, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017. Billy was an Army veteran, a member of Masonic Lodge #235 in Alpharetta and the American Le ...
Mary Louise Primel, 64, Dawsonville
Mary Louise Primel, 64, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Seasons Hospice, Cumming, GA.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  C ...

Forsyth

Eric Grady Griffin, 48, Cumming
Eric Grady Griffin, 48, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, July 27, 2017. Eric was of the Methodist faith and a member of Creekside United Methodist Church in Cumming, GA. Eric ...
Mary Louise Primel, 64, Cumming
Mary Louise Primel, age 64, a 38 year resident of Cumming, Georgia, passed away July 27th, 2017 after a courageous fight with cancer. Mary was born February 23, 1953 in Clevelan ...

Habersham

Faith Denese “Aunt Sacy” Long, age 59, of Mount Airy, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Thursday, July 27, 2017, after a short battle with cancer. Ms. Long was bo ...

Hall

James R. Maltbie, 76, Flowery Branch
Mr. James R. Maltbie age 76 of Flowery Branch passed away on Thursday July 27, 2017 at his residence following a brief illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday July 3 ...
James Bernard Sheffield, 52, Gainesville
James Bernard Sheffield age 52 of Gainesville, died Thursday July 27, 2017 at his residence. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 pm July 30th in the Little Davenport Chapel, ...

Other

Deborah L. “Debbie” Lancaster, 50, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Thursday July 27, 2017 following an extended illness. Survivors include her fiancé, Gary D ...
Ruth Tribble Forrester, 89, Waleska
Mrs. Ruth Tribble Forrester age 89 of Waleska, Ga passed away on Thursday July 27, 2017 following an extended illness.           Funeral services are sc ...
'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.