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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 5th, 2014

Forsyth

Merle Meredith, 94, Gainesville
Merle M. Meredith, 94, of Gainesville, Forsyth County, passed away Saturday July 5, 2014 at Chestnut Ridge Nursing Center following a period of declining health.Born September 10, ...

Gwinnett

Cooper David O'Brien, 14, Suwanee
Cooper David O'Brien, 14, of Suwanee, Georgia, passed away July 5th, 2014 at 1:35 am after a long and courageous battle with Clear Cell Sarcoma. Cooper was born February 21, 2 ...

Hall

Callie Mae Helton, 68, Lula
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Callie Mae Helton, age 68, of Lula who passed away on July 5th, 2014 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late John Dav ...
Hilaria Pedraza, 83, Gainesville
Hilaria Pedraza, age 83 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014 at her residence. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 3:30pm in the ...
Lois Evelyn Loggins, 85, Gainesville
Funeral services for, Lois Evelyn Loggins, age 85 of Gainesville. Mrs. Loggins died July 4, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Services will be held Sunday July 6, 2014 at 3 ...
Oscar Garcia, 17, Gainesville
Oscar Garcia, age 17, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services will ...
Robert Lee Myers, 74, Gillsville
Robert Lee Myers, age, 74 of Gillsville passed away on July 5, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral Services will be on Wednesday, July 9, ...

Lumpkin

Amy Payne Shirley, 81, Dahlonega
Amy Payne Shirley, age 81, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Northeast GA Medical Center following an extended illness.Amy was born and raised in Lavonia, GA b ...
Charles Albert Brooks, 67, Dahlonega
Charles Albert Brooks, age 67, of Lumpkin County, Georgia, passed away July 5, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center of complications following a heart procedure. Charlie was bo ...

Other

William Matthew Gillen, Jr., 74, Mexico Beach, FL
William Matthew Gillen, Jr., 74, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014 at his home in Mexico Beach, FL. Billy was born November 22, 1939 to the late William Matthew Gillen, Sr. and Ma ...
'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.