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Local Obits for Mon. Oct 12th, 2015

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Carolyn Ann Auville, 53, Winder
Carolyn Ann Auville, age 53, of Winder passed away Monday, October 12, 2015.  Carolyn was a loving wife, mother, grandmother,daughter and sister.  Survivors include her h ...

Forsyth

Enrico F. (Rick) Festa, 86, Cumming
Enrico F. (Rick) Festa of Cumming, GA died on October 12, 2015 at the age of 86.  Rick was born in Elizabeth, NJ son of Felix and Carmella Festa.  Rick served in the US A ...
Maryanne Shannon Morgan, 63, of Cumming, GA, passed away Monday, October 12, 2015. She was a loving mother, faithful friend and avid equestrian. She loved gardening and animals. ...

Habersham

Ricky Neal Jones, 59, Baldwin
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Rev. Ricky Neal Jones, age 59 of Baldwin. Rev. Jones passed away Sunday, October 11, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled ...

Hall

Isiah Wise, 88, Gainesville
On December 22, 1926, Mr. Isiah Wise was born to the late, Mr. and Mrs. Otis(Mary Dunn) Wise in Habersham County, Georgia.  On October 12, 2015, Mr. Wise stepped into eternal ...
Linda Faye Connolly Bailey, 66, Gainesville
Linda Faye Connolly Bailey, 66, of Gainesville passed away on Monday, October 12, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial Services will ...
Betty Loggins Grizzle, 77, Fairburn, Ohio formerly of Gainesville
  Betty Loggins Grizzle, 77, of Fairborn, Ohio, formerly of Gainesville, Ga., passed away, Monday, October 12, 2015, at her home following a period of declining health.&n ...
Felecie C. Miller, 94, Gainesville
Felecie C. Miller, 94,passed away on Monday, October 12, 2015. Born on August 23, 1921,  in Patterson, LA. she was a resident of New Iberia, LA., and she had lived in ...

Jackson

Linda Elaine Baxter, 64, Commerce
  Mrs. Linda Elaine Baxter, age 64, of Commerce, GA died Monday, October 12, 2015 at Northridge Health and Rehab.  Mrs. Baxter was born in Commerce to the late Omer Le ...
Nancy Janet Harber Hicks, 89, Commerce
Nancy Janet Harber Hicks passed away peacefully at home on October 12, 2015 after a lengthy illness. Janet was born on June 29, 1926, near Commerce, GA to James Jasper and Drucilla ...

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James Otis Crocker, Greenville
James Otis Crocker, 88, of Greenville, widower of Patricia “Patsy” Berry Crocker, died Monday, October 12, 2015. Born in Habersham County, GA, he was a son of the la ...

Stephens

Ruth Kennedy Bowen, 80, Toccoa
Mrs. Ruth Kennedy Bowen, age 80, formerly of Briarwood Drive, Toccoa passed away Sunday, October 11, 2015 at Brookdale Assisted Living in Hartwell, Georgia.   A daughter ...
Albert James Morrow, 93, Toccoa
Mr. Albert James Morrow, age 93 of 4870 Talmadge Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, October 11, 2015 at Athens Regional Medical Center. A son of the late John Nelson and ...
'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.