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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 31st, 2014

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Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Timothy Floyd "Hambone" Stringer, age 36 of Winder, formerly of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, October 31, ...

Forsyth

James William Dotson Sr., age 80, of Cumming, Georgia died on October 31, 2014. He was born February 17, 1934 in Monroe, Georgia, the son of Charles William and Mary Winnie Dotson ...

Gwinnett

Edward Breliant,, 87, Buford
Edward Breliant, age 87 of Buford, GA died Thursday, October 30, 2014 after an extended illness. Ed was preceded in death by his Parents, J.L. and Pauline Breliant and Sister Flore ...
Ora Knight Bailey, 76, Buford
Mrs. Ora Knight Bailey, age 76, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, October 30, 2014. She is survived by her husband of sixty-one years, Hoyt A. Bailey; daughter and son-in-law ...

Hall

Agnes "Aggie" Williams Beacham, age 87, of Buford, GA and the Friendship Community passed away on Friday, October 31, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband of fi ...
Cecile Lucille Rider Cole Thompson, age 87 of Oakwood, passed away on Friday Morning, October 31, 2014 at Halcyon Hospice in Atlanta, following an extended illness. ...
DeForrest Burnett, Jr., 77, Cumming
DeForrest Burnett, Jr., 77, of Cumming, passed away Friday, October 31, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents, DeForrest and Agnes Burnett, Sr. Survivors include ...
Jennie Lee Bruce Williams, 62, Gainesville
Mrs.Jennie Lee Bruce Williams, age 62, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, October 31, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funer ...
Lula Mae Davis Pirkle, 91, Buford
Lula Mae Davis Pirkle, age 91, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, October 31, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew William Pirkle; and son, Phillip W. Pirkle. S ...
Michelle Sward, 54, Gillsville
Mrs. Michelle Sward, age 54, of Gillsville passed away Friday, October 31, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 4, 201 ...

Stephens

Eddie J. Justus, 56, Toccoa
Eddie J. Justus, age 56, of Toccoa, Georgia, passed away on Friday, October 31, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Justus was born on March, 20, 1958 in Hall ...
Mrs. Judy Ann Harper Kimsey, age 64, of 137 Falls Road, Toccoa, GA, passed away Friday, October 31, 2014 at her daughter's home in Augusta, GA. A daughter of Randolph Harper ...
'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.