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Local Obits for Wed. Oct 21st, 2015

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Martha E. Downing, 81, Auburn
Mrs. Martha E. Downing, age 81, of Auburn, Georgia passed away October 20, 2015 at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgia. A native of New Jersey, she was a daughter of the ...

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Anthony Graham “Tony” Woodall, age 50 of Alto passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2015.   Born in Demorest, Georgia on August 17, 1965, he was the son of K ...

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Reverend Joe Lopez, 85, Gainesville
Reverend Joe Lopez, age 85, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for 4:00 pm Friday, October 23, 2015 at Memorial Park ...
Jose Mendez, Gainesville
Jose Mendez died Wednesday October 21, 2015 in Atlanta, Ga. His funeral service will be held at 3 PM Friday in the Hillside Chapel Funeral Home Chapel and interment will follow in ...
Winne Jean Henson Pless, 84, Gainesville
Winnie Jean Henson Pless, 84 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. Born on September 18, 1931 in Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Ponce De ...
Ryan Presley, 27, Gainesville
Ryan Presley, a cinematographer and lifelong resident of North Georgia, died unexpectedly on October 20, 2015 at the age of 27.         &nb ...

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Timothy Brian Brock, 35, Hoschton
Timothy Brian Brock, age 35, passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2015.  No memorial services have been planned at this time.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, G ...

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Billy William Benefield, 56, Carnesville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Billy William Benefield, age 56, of Carnesville, passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. Mr. Benefield was born in Gainesville, Ge ...

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Gertrude Hollan, 83, Toccoa
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'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.