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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Sep 8th, 2014

Gwinnett

Francisco L. Gamez, 39, Sugar Hill
Mr. Francisco L. Gamez, age 39, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Monday, September 8, 2014. He is survived by his wife of sixteen years, Patricia Rawlins Gamez, Sugar Hill, GA; ch ...
Mr. Frederick Larios Piedra, age 34, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, September 8, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Roxxanne Piedra, Buford, GA; children, Brianna Piedra and ...

Habersham

Stan L. Turpin, 78, Tallulah
Stan L. Turpin, age 78 of Tallulah Falls, Georgia passed away peacefully at his residence on Monday, September 8, 2014.Mr. Turpin was born on July 13, 1936 in Chattanooga, Tennesse ...

Hall

Joan Manley Altmayer, 97, Gainesville
Joan Manley Altmayer, 97, formerly of Miami, Blowing Rock, NC and currently resided in Gainesville, Georgia, passed away quietly in her sleep on September 8, 2014. Joan was born i ...
Linton Cleveland Brewer Jr., 90, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Wednesday September 10, 2014 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Linton Cleveland Brewer Jr., age 90 of Gainesville. The Rev. Darryl ...
'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.