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Local Obits for Wed. Sep 6th, 2017

Dawson

Wynell Simmons, 75, Dawsonville
Wynell Simmons, 75, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday September 6, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born January 19, 1942 in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Royce and O ...

Forsyth

Ella Mae Kirby, 74, Cumming
Ella Mae Kirby, age 74, of Cumming, GA, passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017. She was a loving mother, nanny, great nanny, great great nanny, sister, and friend. Ella Mae was k ...
Gary Green Williams, Jr., 86, of Cumming, GA passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017. A graduate of the University of Florida, Mr. Williams had lived in Miami for 75 years and was ...

Gwinnett

Harold E. Key, 88, Buford
Harold E. Key, age 88, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017. He was preceded in death by his son, Dave Key; grandson, Shane Key; parents, Flavel and Woodie Mae Ke ...
Susana M. Madera, 42, Lawrenceville
Susana M. Madera, 42, of Lawrenceville, died Wednesday September 6, 2017.   Little & Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville.
Eecelle Nelms, 93, Suwanee
Eecelle Nelms, age 93, of Suwanee, GA passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Hugh Nelms. Mrs. Nelms is survived by special f ...
Jack Lee Lucas, 77, Lawrenceville
Jack Lee Lucas, age 77, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017.  He was preceded in death by his wife of forty-seven years, Judy May Bennett Lucas. ...

Habersham

Billy Joe Thompson, Sr., 75, Cornelia
Billy Joe Thompson, Sr., age 75 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, September 06, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness.  A life-long native of Hab ...

Hall

Azzie Lee Buffington, 97, Gillsville
Memorial Services will be held 3:00 pm Sunday September 10, 2017 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Azzie Lee Buffington, 97, of Gillsville. Allan Sargent will give the eulogy. Buria ...
John Anthony “Tony” Grizzle, 75, of Oakwood, Georgia passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at the Oaks of Limestone following an extended illness. Funeral service ...

Lumpkin

Catherine Demo, 85, Dahlonega
Catherine Demo of Gainesville March 1, 1932  -  September 6, 2017  Private family service Dahlonega Funeral Home
Julia Barker Thomas, 76, Dahlonega
Julia Barker Thomas age 76 of Dahlonega passed away on September 6, 2017.  She attended Philippi Baptist Church and was a member of the Philippi Goodwill Circle. Mrs. Thoma ...

Stephens

Mr. Eugene “Gene” Phillips, age 82, of Falls Road in Toccoa, Ga. passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Stephens County Hospital. A private family interment wi ...

White

Mary Ann Kanady, 76, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home announces that Mary Ann Kanady, age 76 of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on September 6, 2017. Mary was born on June 9, 1941 to the late Stephen Stefu ...
Don Johnson, 58, Cleveland
Don Johnson,age 58 of Cleveland, passed away on September 6, 2017 at Friendship Health and Rehab. Mr. Johnson was born on August 2, 1959, in Creston, Iowa. Don lived in Louisian ...
'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.