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Local Obits for Wed. Jul 5th, 2017

Dawson

Franklin “Del” Richardson, 56, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday July 5, 2017 at his residence. Born September 23, 1960 in Savannah, Mr. Richardson had been a res ...

Forsyth

Bobby C. Weldy, Sr, 68, Cumming
Bobby C. Weldy, Sr., age 86, of Forsyth County, GA, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017.  Bob was a sharpshooter; member of the NRA and the president of the Glades Pistol Club ...
Artie Heard Hammons, 92, Cumming
Artie Heard Hammond, age 92, of Cumming, GA, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017. She was born to the late, Jeff and Lillie Heard on June 1, 1925.  Artie was a loving wife, mo ...

Gwinnett

William H. “Bill” Dorrett, age 70, of Auburn, GA passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017. He is survived by is sister Ann and her husband Dean Leach, Auburn, GA. The family ...
Magloire Jean Pierre, 90, Dacula
Magloire Jean Pierre, age 90, of Dacula, GA passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Fu ...
Edwin Eugene Terry, 81, Suwanee
Edwin Eugene Terry, age 81, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2017.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 49-1/2 years, Donnis Bagwell Terry; parents, Howard ...

Hall

Mrs. Alice “Brenda” Porter, 70, of Oakwood passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017 following an extended illness. Memorial services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday ...
Judge William C. O'Kelley, 87, Murrayville
Senior U.S. District Judge William C. O’Kelley, former Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, died July 5 after a brief battle with canc ...

Jackson

Spencer Edward Davis, 84, Braselton
Spencer Edward Davis, age 84, of Braselton passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Survivors include his wife Jackie Davis; son Jeff Davis and wife Lisa of Braselton; daughters Jer ...

Other

Judy Lynn Reese, 52, Myrtle Beach, SC
Ms. Judy Lynn Reese, 52, of Myrtle Beach, SC passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, July 7, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. unti ...

Stephens

Larry Ray Powers, 55, Toccoa
Mr. Larry Ray Powers, age 55 of 199 Matheson Road in Toccoa passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late Barbara Ann Powers, he was born October 26, 1 ...

White

Ancil William Kastner, 79, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr.Ancil William Kastner, age 79 of Cleveland. Mr. Kastner was born in Batesville to the late Harold Lee andSusie Ellen Ca ...
'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.