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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 16th, 2014

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Daniel Joseph Curtin, Jr., age 68, of Auburn passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.or ...
Floyd Newman Bennett, 81, Winder
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Floyd Newman Bennett, age 81, of Winder, Georgia, who entered into rest Thursday, October 16, 2014. Mr. Bennett was born in Gainesvill ...

Forsyth

David Brooks, 66, Cumming
David Brooks, age 66, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, October 14, 2014. David was an Aircraft Technician for both Eastern and Northwest Airlines and especially enjoyed hunting. S ...
Ralph Cowart, 86, Atlanta, formerly of Forsyth County
Ralph Cowart, age 86, of Atlanta passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014. A native of Forsyth County, Ralph was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by hi ...

Hall

Alicia Veé Carroll, 63, Murrayville
Alicia Veé Carroll, age 63 of Murrayville, passed away on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are s ...
James William Hoyt Parks Jr, 85, Gainesville
Mr. James William Hoyt Parks Jr. age 85 of Gainesville passed away on October 16, 2014 at his residence following a brief illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday October ...
Joseph Lee Gravitt, 72, Gainesville
Joseph Lee Gravitt, age 72 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are schedule ...
Ray Payton Duncan, 68, Flowery Branch
Ray Payton Duncan, age 68 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled ...
Tara Leigh Gunter, 41, Lula
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Tara Leigh Gunter, age 41, of Lula who passed away on Thursday October 16th, 2014. She was the daughter of Alvin Lowell Gentry a ...

Lumpkin

Wards Funeral Home announces the death of Linda Paulette Buffington of Dahlonega. Services will be announced by Wards Funeral Home,758 Main Street, Gainesville.

Stephens

Aubrey Chester King, 80, Toccoa
Mr. Aubrey Chester King, age 80, of 363 Dragonfly Cove, Toccoa, GA, passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014 at the Stephens County Hospital. Son of the late Ernest and Louise King, ...
'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.