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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 23rd, 2015

Dawson

Emilie Virginia Martin, 71, Dawsonville
"A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart."   Emilie Virginia Martin, 71, of Dawsonville passed away Friday October 23, 2015 at her residence f ...

Forsyth

Michael Lee Everett, 64, a resident of Forsyth County since 1985. He was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church and worked as a routeman for Coca-Cola for over 30 years. Michael&rsq ...
Col. Donald Waldo Mishler, born January 18, 1922 in McPherson KS, passed away October 23,2015 in Cumming, GA. He and his wife, Phyllis, moved there from Austin, TX. two years ago t ...

Gwinnett

Mr. Rodney “Rod” Ray Horrocks, age 57, of Sugar Hill passed away Friday, October 23, 2015 at his residence, with family. Memorial Mass will be 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oc ...

Hall

Mr. Roderick Horacio (Ricky) Carruth, Sr., 54, of Gainesville, Georgia passed October 23, 2015. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 1:00 pm., at Greater ...
Katherine Ruby Brewer Cooper, 86, Gainesville
Katherine Ruby Brewer Cooper, age 86 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, October 23, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are ...
Clarence W. Croy, 75, Gainesville
Clarence W. Croy, 75, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, October 23, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  &n ...
Jane Neff Hulsey, 89, Gainesville
Jane Neff Hulsey passed away peacefully on October 23, 2015. She was born in Gadsden, Alabama on January 23, 1926, where she attended elementary and high school. Jane was predece ...
Melrose C Monroe, 96, Gainesville
Melrose C Monroe, age 96 of Gainesville passed away Friday October 23, 2015. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.

Jackson

William N. Harber, 82, Commerce
Willilam N. " Buddy " Harber 82 of Commerce passed away Friday Oct. 23,2015 at his residence. He was the son of the late James Jasper and Drucilla McCoy Harber. Mr. Harbe ...
George Irvin Sanders, 62, Jefferson
George Ervin Sanders, age 62 of Jefferson, GA passed away Friday October 23, 2015.  Mr. Sanders was the son of George Thomas Sanders of Jefferson and the late Shirley Ann B ...

Lumpkin

Kenneth Woodrow Pruitt, 75, Dahlonega
Kenneth Woodrow Pruitt, age 75, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Friday, October 23, 2015 at Northeast GA Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.   Kenneth was a native and lifel ...

Rabun

Dale L. Watkins, 65, Tiger
Dale L. Watkins, 65, of Tiger, GA, passed away at Mountain Lakes Medical Center, Friday, October 23, 2015.   He was born in Rabun County and was the son of the late Mild ...

Stephens

Mr. Timothy “T-Bone” Andrew Pless age 24 of 41 Lakeview Trail, Martin passed away Friday October 23, 2015 at his residence.   A son of Teresa Cingel Pless and th ...

White

Mary Elizabeth Bertone, 101, Cleveland
Mary Elizabeth Bertone, age 101 of Cleveland passed away on Friday, October 23, 2015.                 Mary Elizabeth (DeVito) Bertone is th ...
'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.