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Local Obits for Wed. Jan 31st, 2018

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Sally Jo Boyd, 87, Winder
Mrs. Sally Jo Boyd, age 87, of Winder, Georgia went to heaven January 31, 2018. Mrs. Boyd was born June 6, 1930 to the late Ross and Ethel Brock Puckett.  She was preceded by ...

Dawson

Martha J. Abee, 77, Dawsonville
Martha J. Abee, 77, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday January 31, 2018 at Gold City following a period of declining health. The family will receive friends Sunday February 4, ...
Martha “Squeaky” Donahue, 46, Dawsonville
Martha “Squeaky” Donahue, 46, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday January 31, 2018.  Born September 19, 1971 in Atlanta, she had lived in Dawson County since 1 ...

Forsyth

James Penhorwood Campbell died peacefully Wednesday at his Cumming home surrounded by loved ones.  Born in Indianapolis, IN on November 27, 1928 the son of Elsie Smith Camp ...
Gerry Lummus, 84, Cumming
Gerry Lummus, age 84, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.  She was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church in Cumming, GA. She is survived by her lo ...
Betty Louise Young, 86, Cumming
Betty Louise Young, 86, of Cumming, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Betty was born in Logansport, Indiana on February 14, 1931 to the late Alfred Pearson ...

Gwinnett

Jesse Lee Neese, 60, Lawrenceville
Jesse Lee Neese, age 60, of Lawrenceville passed away Sunday, January 28, 2018. A native of Lawrenceville, Jesse was a graduate of Central Gwinnett High School.  Jesse was emp ...

Habersham

Coach Maxie Skinner, 83, Demorest
Coach Maxie Skinner, age 83 of Demorest, passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.  Born on July 19, 1934, he was a son of the late Roscoe E. Skinner and Gertrude Magness ...

Hall

Jerry Robert Bentley, 69, Gainesville
Jerry Robert Bentley, 69 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday January 31, 2018. Born in White County, Mr. Bentley had lived in Hall County since 1971.  He was the son of th ...
Stephanie Lee Jones, 46, Gainesville
Stephanie Lee Jones, 46, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2018.  Stephanie was a loving mother, daughter and sister who loved spending time and teaching her s ...
Angela Denise Render, Gainesville
Angela Denise Render was born in Gainesville, Georgiato the late Albert Williams and Elizabeth Render on September 15, 1961. The youngest of eleven children, Angela had a ...
Newman Kelsey West, Jr., 73, Gainesville
Mr. Newman Kelsey West, Jr. 73, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Ashton Senior Living. A Graveside Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday ...

Jackson

  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Kenneth Harold “Ken” Brand, age 69, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Mr. B ...
Virginia Griffin Bullock, 90, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Virginia Griffin Bullock, age 90 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, January 31, 2018.  Mrs. Bullock was born ...
Tonita "Meno" Jane Crittenden, age 81, of Hoschton passed away Sunday, January 28, 2017. Survivors include the salt to her pepper Arthur Voorhees; daughter Barbara Kofke ...

Lumpkin

Sue Cates, 70, Dahlonega
Sue Cates, 70, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday January 31, 2018 at Seasons Hospice following a period of declining health. Born November 15, 1947 to the late Robert and Willi ...

White

Wayne Wade Wiltse, 85, Cleveland
Wayne Wade Wiltse, age 85 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Mr. Wiltse was born on November 1, 1932, in Dearborn, Michigan, to the late Raymond and Leona ...
Charles Halbert Mann, 101, Cleveland
Charles Halbert Mann, age 101 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Mr. Mann was born on August 22, 1916 to the late John William and Fannie Charlotte Housto ...
'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.