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Local Obits for Sat. Sep 9th, 2017

Dawson

Selma P. Lowman, 80, Gulf Shores, Ala., formerly Dawsonville
Selma P. Lowman, 80, of Gulf Shores, Alabama, formerly of Dawsonville, passed away peacefully at her residence on Saturday September 9, 2017 following a sudden illness. Born Mar ...

Forsyth

Lisa Rae Cook, 38, Cumming
Lisa Rae Cook, 38, of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA.  Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home, www.mcd ...
Gregory Joseph Janik, 74, Cumming
Gregory Joseph Janik, age 74, of Cumming, Georgia, passed away peacefully in his sleep Friday night, September 9th, 2017 at his home. Born September 18th, 1942, in Waukegan, Illino ...

Gwinnett

Edith Barnes Queen, 104, Buford
Mrs. Edith Barnes Queen, age 104, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Queen; parents, Joe and Carrie Wood Ba ...

Habersham

Lewis G. Smith, 87, Mt. Airy
Lewis G. Smith, age 87, of Mount Airy, Georgia went to be with The Lord on Saturday, September 9, 2017 following a brief illness. Mr. Smith was born on December 13, 1929 in the ...
    Gwyn Wilson Watkins, age 77 of Alto, passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on December 10, 1939, she was a daughter ...

Hall

Clyde "Mick" Benton Hudson, 90, Gainesville
Clyde "Mick" Benton Hudson age 90 of Gainesville passed away Saturday September 9, 2017.  A Celebration of life is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.Saturda ...
Howard G. Jackson, Jr., 77, Gillsville
Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Monday September 11,  2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Howard G. Jackson Jr., age 77  of Gillsville. The Rev. ...
Frances "Billie" Tanner, 83, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday Sept. 10, 2017 in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Frances " Billie' Tanner 83 of Gainesville. Mrs. Ta ...
Myrt W. Williams, 89, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Myrt W. Williams, age 89, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Lanier Lodge Assisted Living, surrounded by her family. Graveside Services will be ...

Lumpkin

Mildred Viola (Cheek) Rousey of Dahlonega, Georgia was born August 29, 1929 and joined the Lord from her home surrounded by family and friends on September 9, 2017. Mrs. Rousey ...

Stephens

Miss Allyson Lauren Franklin, age 29 of Julia Lane, Toccoa entered into rest together with her mother on September 9, 2017 as the result of an automobile accident. A daughter of ...
Kathy King Franklin, 65, Toccoa
Mrs. Kathy King Franklin, age 65 of Julia Lane, Toccoa entered into rest together with her daughter on September 9, 2017 as the result of an automobile accident. A daughter of t ...
'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.