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Local Obits for Wed. Nov 19th, 2014

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John William Bryant, 95, Gillsville
Mr. John William Bryant, age 95, formerly of Chamblee, GA, died Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at his residence in Gillsville, GA. A Memorial Service is s ...
Owen Stanley Martin, age 70, of Alto, GA, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Mr. Martin was born February 17, 1944, in Hall County to the late Vernon and Bernice Martin. He ...

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Harold W. Cheek, 64, Auburn
Harold W. Cheek, age 64, of Auburn, GA passed away on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. He was preceded in death by his mother, Montine Patrick Smith; grandparents, Allen and Alene Pa ...

Forsyth

Anita Sweet, 53, Cumming
Anita Sweet, age 53, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at her residence in Cumming. Anita was a loving wife and mother who loved "Gone With the Wind" and the &quo ...
Gheorghe Saijin, 29, Cumming
Gheorghe Saijin, age 29, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Gheorghe was born September 19, 1985 in Moldova and has lived in Cumming for the past two ye ...
Josefa Stockl, 96, Cumming
Josefa Stockl, age 96, was born March 10th, 1918. She passed away on November 19th, 2014.She was survived by her daughter, Maggie Swafford of Cumming GA; son, Walter and Becky Sto ...
Vee Jay Cox, 69, Cumming
Vee Jay Cox, 69, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Vee Jay owned and operated Cox and Son Auto Service in Fayetteville, N.C. for over 20 years. Before that, he ...

Gwinnett

Melvin O. Lewallen, 83, Buford
Mr. Melvin O. Lewallen, age 83, of Buford, formerly of Lula, passed away on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness. Private Family G ...

Hall

Paul Walter Daniels,, 92, Gainesville
Paul Walter Daniels, 92, of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Paul was a wonderful, loving father. He has a twin sister Pauline. He is preceded in death by hi ...

Other

Mary Ellen Kurtz, 86, Athens
Mary Ellen Kurtz, age 86, of Athens passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, http://www.lawsonfuneralhome.o ...
'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.