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Local Obits for Sat. Oct 19th, 2013

Forsyth

Dolores Liss Weinbender, age 86, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2013. Dolores was born in Columbus, Nebraska. She was an active member of the Catholic Church of The ...
Katherine Blanos, 91, Johns Creek
Katherine Blanos fell asleep in the Lord on Saturday, October 19, 2013, at her home on 11220 Linbrook Lane in Johns Creek, GA. She was born in Augusta, Georgia to the late James an ...

Habersham

Carolyn Merita Waters, 72, Commerce
Mrs. Carolyn Merita Waters, age 72 of Commerce died Saturday, October 19, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Waters was born in Royston to the late, Claude and Effie Baker Brookshire. M ...
Colleen Harrison Wheeler, 57, Demorest
Colleen Harrison Wheeler, age 57, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Mrs. Wheeler was b ...
Floyd Lee Sellers, Jr., 76, Cornelia
Floyd Lee Sellers, Jr., age 76, of Cornelia, lost his battle to cancer on October 19, 2013 at his home with his family by his side.Born on March 20, 1937 in Habersham County, he wa ...

Hall

James G. Humphrey, Sr., 89, Gainesville
Mr. James G. Humphrey, Sr., (Jim) (Paw Paw) passed away October 19, 2013 at the Oaks at Limestone, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Funeral services are planne ...
Jerry Lee Lance, 65, Gillsville
Jerry Lee Lance, age 65 of Gillsville, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, GA.Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at ...

Lumpkin

Terry Cornelious Rowe, 72, Dahlonega
Terry Cornelious Rowe, 72 of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2013 after a short illness at his residence. He was originally from Joanna, SC. He was transfe ...

White

Lester M. Hammontree, 94, Cleveland
Lester M. Hammontree, age 94 of Ashburn, GA formerly of Cleveland, GA, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2013. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later ...
'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.