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Local Obits for Tue. Aug 15th, 2017

Banks

Bruce Peyton, 85, Hollingsworth Community
Bruce Peyton, age 85 of the Hollingsworth Community, Banks County, went Home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness. Born ...

Dawson

James “Jay” Horace Morgan, Jr., 65, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday August 15, 2017 at his residence following a long battle with cancer. Born April 14, 1952 in A ...

Forsyth

Barbar Avery, 82, Cumming
Barbara Avery, 82, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Howard (Runt) Avery, and a daughter, Rhonda Tallant. Survivors ...

Gwinnett

Kathleen Frances Lynch, age 66, of Buford passed away Tueday, August 15, 2017. Survivors include her Waterstone Family.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, ...

Hall

William Merkey, 70, Gainesville
William Merkey, 70 of Gainesville died Tuesday August 15, 2017 at his residence. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral H ...
Timothy Karl “Tim” Pinnell, Jr., age 26, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Hall County, and was loved by everyon ...
Francis Louise Strayhorn, 76, Clayton formerly of Gainesville
Mrs. Francis Louise Strayhorn, 76, of Clayton, formerly of Gainesville, passed away on August 15, 2017 due to an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on ...

Jackson

Mr. Paul Junior “Pop” Brock, age 75, of Nicholson, GA died Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Brock was born in Nicholson to the late Calvin and Hatti ...
Sandra Glover Walker, 74, Pendergrass
Sandra Glover Walker, age 74, of Pendergrass passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017 while in Hospice at Northeast Georgia Hospital in Gainesville, The family will have a visitation 6 ...

Lumpkin

Helen Leah Buchanan, 92, Dahlonega
Mrs. Helen Leah Buchanan, age 92, of Dahlonega, passed away at her home with her daughters on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Mrs. Buchanan was born in Butler, PA on November 6, 1924 ...
Kimberly Palmer, 53, Dahlonega
Ms. Kim Palmer, age 53, of Dahlonega, passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Kim was born, in Lumpkin County, on March 2, 1964 to the late Eulis and Myrtice Powers Palmer.  ...

Stephens

Mrs. Willie Jean Rumsey Wilbanks, age 77 of 185 Queen Street, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at her residence. A daughter of the late Ralph and Lela Mae Murray Rums ...
'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.