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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 7th, 2017

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Daniel Keith Skinner, 53, Winder
Daniel Keith Skinner, age 53, of Winder passed away Friday, July 7, 2017.  Survivors include his mother Merita Rowden Skinner; daughter Keisha Skinner Torbush; brothers Bill S ...

Dawson

Matthew Paul DelGrosso, 50, Dawsonville
Matthew Paul DelGrosso, 50, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away unexpectedly on June 30, 2017 at Northside Forsyth Hospital, Cumming, GA. Born in Lorain, OH, where he resided until ...

Forsyth

Robert Travis Biccum, 83, Cumming
Robert Travis Biccum “Bob”, age 83, of Cumming, GA died Friday, July 7, 2017 with his wife and children at his side. He was born November 6, 1933 in Geneva, NY to th ...
Gwynn Lockwood, 61, Cumming
Mr. Gwynn Lockwood 61, of Cumming, Ga passed away on July 7th, 2017. He is predeceased in death by his parents George and Patricia Lockwood. He is survived by his daughter Al ...

Gwinnett

Jimmy Edward Hutchins, 57, Buford
Jimmy Edward Hutchins, age 57, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, July 7, 2017. He is survived by his parents, John and Louise Smith Hutchins, Buford; brothers, Jeffery (Teresa) Hut ...

Habersham

Bessie Mae Addison, 93, Clarkesville
Bessie Mae Addison, age 93, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017. Mrs. Addison was born in Calvary to the late Oliver Houck and Maggie Cornline Houck.  She was a loving mother ...
Charles C. Sherwood, 79, Cornelia
Charles C. Sherwood, age 79 of Cornelia, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017. Funeral services are 11:00 am Monday, July 10, 2017, at Cornelia United Methodist Church. Interment wi ...
Charles C. Sherwood, 79, Cornelia
Charles C. Sherwood, age 79 of Cornelia, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017.  Born in Almon, Georgia on January 22, 1938, he was the son of the late Aubra Lee Sherwood and Ru ...
James Edward “Jim” Staples, age 86, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017. Mr. Staples was born on March 12, 1931 in Mexico, Missouri to the late ...

Hall

Christine “Teny” Jordan, age 89, of Lula, Georgia, passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017. Ms. Jordan was born on November 18, 1927 in Banks County, Georgia to the late ...
Winburn Lee Martin, 82, Gainesville
Mr. Winburn Lee Martin, 82, of Gainesville, went home to his Lord and Savior on Friday, July 7, 2017 at the Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness.     ...
SIDNEY R. STEELE, 88, Gainesville
STEELE, SIDNEY R., DBA, COL (RET. USA), age 88, died peacefully on July 7, 2017 at Lanier Village Estates in Gainesville, GA. Steele was a native of Sparta, Wisconsin, and a gradua ...

Lumpkin

Emogene "Jean" Clem, 83, Dahlonega
Mrs. Emogene “Jean” Clem, age 83, of Dahlonega, GA passed away at her home on Friday July 7, 2017. Mrs. Clem was a native of Greenwood, SC who had lived in Lumpkin C ...
Billy D. Freeman, 85, Dahlonega
Mr. Billy D. Freeman, age 85 , of Dahlonega passed away Friday, July 07, 2017 at the Oaks at Limestone following a period of declining health. Billy was born June 12, 1932 in Ca ...

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Christian Thomas Leonard, 24, Nashville
Christian Thomas Leonard, 24, of Nashville, TN, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017.  Christian was a compassionate, loving, and caring young man.  As a professional musicia ...
Virginia Looper Taylor, 90, Alpharetta
Virginia Looper Taylor, 90, of Alpharetta passed away Friday July 7, 2017 at Peachtree Christian Hospice following a short illness. Born September 11, 1926 in Kennesaw, Georgia ...
'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.