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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 5th, 2017

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Linda Sharon Williams, 67, Winder
Linda Sharon Williams, age 67, of Winder passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017. Linda loved her family.  Survivors include her husband Jeff Williams of Winder, daughters Kristi ...
Gwen Middlebrooks Jackson, 86, Bethlehem
 Mrs. Gwen Middlebrooks Jackson, age 86, of Bethlehem, Georgia entered eternal life on July 5, 2017.  Mrs. Jackson was born December 7, 1930 in Farmington, Georgia to Per ...

Forsyth

JoAnn Daniel, 73, Cumming
JoAnn Daniel, 73, a native of Cumming,  passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017.  A lifelong member of Roanoke Baptist Church, JoAnn loved her church family.  She was a ...
Francis “F.B.” Griffis, age 79, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017.He was a member of Trinity Worship Center in Cumming, GA. F.B. served his country w ...

Gwinnett

Joyce Torcivia, 86, Buford
Joyce Torcivia passed away peacefully on August 5, 2017 due to complications from a stroke. She was born Joyce Mary Petrykowski in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 3, 1931. She was mar ...
Jose Anjel Alonso, 14, Lawrenceville
Jose Anjel Alonso, age 14 of Lawrenceville, GA died suddenly on Saturday, August 5, 2017 from injuries sustained in an ATV accident. Funeral mass will be held Friday, August 11, 20 ...
Janice Borg Teasley, 80, Buford
Janice “Jan” Borg Teasley, age 80, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-five years, Morris Teasle ...

Habersham

Agnes Lillian Gilbert Arnold, 92, Clarkesville
Graveside services for Agnes Lillian Gilbert Arnold, age 92 of Martin, formerly of Clarkesville, will be held on Monday, August 7, 2017 at the Hills Crossing Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. ...
William Dudley "Bill" Horton, 90, Clarkesville
William Dudley “Bill” Horton, age 90 of Clarkesville, passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2017. Born in Burnsville, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Cliff ...

Hall

Lane Bailey, 85, Oakwood
Lane Bailey, 85, of Oakwood passed away Saturday August 5, 2017 at New Horizons Lanier Park following a period of declining health. Born March 12, 1932 in Dawson County to the l ...
William Oliver Knaak, 46, Flowery Branch
Mr. William Oliver Knaak, age 46, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, August 11, 2017 at Prince of Peace Catholic Ch ...
Patricia Lee Scarborough “Pat” Grant, 79, of Gainesville, Georgia went to her heavenly home on August 5, 2017 after a valiant battle with a sudden illness. Her devotion ...
Samuel Smallwood, 62, Gainesville
  Mr. Samuel Smallwood, 62, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. o ...
Donald M. Wellington, 91, Flowery Branch
 Donald M. Wellington, 91, left to be with our Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 5, 2017.  The services will be held at the Memorial Park South Funeral Home on Tuesd ...

Jackson

Mary Elizabeth Cantrell, 71, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mary Elizabeth Cantrell who at 71 years young went to be with her Heavenly Father, Saturday,  August 5th, 2017. “Lib” was ...
James Allen Stevens, Sr, 88, Braselton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Allen Stevens, Sr., age 88 of Braselton, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, August 5, 2017.  Mr. Stevens was born in G ...

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Kenneth Marc Barre, 87, Dunwoody
Kenneth Marc Barre, age 87, passed away peacefully on August 5, 2017, surrounded by his family at his home in Dunwoody, Georgia.  A celebration of his life will be held at ...

Rabun

Furman Eugene “Gene” Vinson, 81, of Dillard, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 5th, 2017. He was born in Macon County, NC, but lived most of ...

Stephens

Mrs. Ruby Benton Stowe Luther entered the presence of her Savior on August 5, 2017. Born on February 18, 1932 in Landrum, SC, she was the daughter of Willie Ellis and Mary Elizabet ...
Michael J. Stewart, 26, Eastanollee formerly of Flowery Branch
Michael J. Stewart, age 26, of Eastanollee, GA formerly of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2017. He is survived by his parents, Robert and Eileen Stewart, Flo ...
'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.