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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 12th, 2018

Gwinnett

Walter G. Bailey, 79, Buford
Walter G. Bailey, age 79, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, January 12, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Narvin and Maudlene Bailey; brothers, Roger Bailey, Larry Bai ...

Habersham

Thomas “Randy” Randall Turner, age 69 of Cornelia, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 12, 2018. Mr. Turner was born December 13, 1948 in at The Charm House ...

Hall

Robert Flemming, 81, Gainesville
Mr. Robert Flemming, 81, of Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, January 12, 2018 at his residence. The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Memorial Park F ...
Sharon Elizabeth Williams, 57, Gillsville
Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Sunday January 14, 2018 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Sharon Elizabeth Williams, age 57 of Gillsville. Interment will follow at ...
Robert Edward Kennamer, 95, Gainesville formerly of Huntsville, AL
Surrounded by his family, Robert Edward Kennamer, 95, of Gainesville, GA, formerly of Huntsville, AL, went home to be with his Lord January 12, 2018.  Born in Marshall County, ...
James Douglas Mayfield, 66, Flowery Branch
James Douglas Mayfield, age 66, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018.  He is survived by his sons, Douglas Coleman Russell, Flowery Branch, GA and ...

Lumpkin

Mary Inez West, 81, Dahlonega
Mrs. Mary Inez West, age 81, of Dahlonega, passed away Friday, January 12, 2018.   Mrs. West was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.  She was bor ...

Other

Brandon Alexander Braun, 29, Stockbridge
Brandon Alexander Braun, age 29, of Stockbridge, GA passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018.  Brandon is survived by his son, Kolby Alexander Braun of Stockbridge, GA, his mot ...

White

Willie Henry Adams, Sr., 70, Clarkesville
Willie Henry Adams, Sr (Papa Willie), 70 years young of Clarkesville came into this world on April 18, 1947 in Houston County and went to be with the Lord on January 12, 2018. ...
Kenneth (Andy) Walden, 67, Cleveland
Kenneth “Andy” Walden, age 67, of Cleveland, passed away Friday, January 12, 2018.   Mr. Walden was born in Hall County to the late John Luke Walden Sr. an ...
'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.