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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 1st, 2018

Forsyth

Herman Jacob Hamby, 90, Cumming
Herman Jacob Hamby, 90, of Cumming passed away  Thursday, February 1, 2018.  Mr. Hamby was Senior Deacon and a founding member of Silver City Baptist Church.  He is ...

Hall

Rhonda Rafferty Harm, 56, Gainesville
Mrs. Rhonda Rafferty Harm, age 56, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, surrounded by her family. Funer ...
William Lanford McCalley, 92, Gainesville
William Lanford McCalley, age 92, of Gainesville, GA passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018. Bill was married to the late Ruth Mobley McCalley for 47 years, and is survived by h ...
Charles Leroy Helman, 72, Gainesville
Mr. Charles Leroy Helman, age 72, of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, February 01, 2018 at his residence following an extended illness. Memorial services are scheduled at a ...
Vivian Hilton Lewis, 93, Gainesville
Vivian Hilton Lewis, age 93, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2018. Services will be held at a later date. Those wishing to express online condol ...

Jackson

Charles Dean Titshaw, Sr., 84, of Hoschton, Ga passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at his residence following an extended illness. A Celebration of Life Service will be he ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Dorothy Wright Phillips White, age 78 of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, February 1, 2018.  Mrs. White was bor ...

White

Rev Billy Joe Jenkins Sr, 82, Sautee Nacoochee
Rev Billy Joe Jenkins Sr, age 82 of Sautee Nacoochee, passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Mr. Jenkins was born on February 7, 1935, in Cleveland, Georgia to the late Wil ...
'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.