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Local Obits for Sat. Oct 31st, 2015

Dawson

Mary Valentine “Val” Dodson, 72, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday October 31, 2015 at Embracing Hospice following a period of declining health. Born February 19, ...
Dexter Dean McBrayer, 31, Dawsonville
Dexter Dean McBrayer, age 31, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday, October 31, 2015.  Dexter was a wonderful father who adored his wife and children.  He loved candy, esp ...

Forsyth

Ernest Jacob “Ernie” Born, 75, of Cumming, GA died on October 31, 2015.  Born in Atlanta, GA he was the son of the late James and Helen Born.   Ernie se ...

Gwinnett

Frances Lancaster Johnson, 83, Sugar Hill
  Mrs. Frances Lancaster Johnson, age, 83, of Sugar Hill, GA; passed away on Saturday October, 31, 2015 Mrs. Johnson is preceded in death by her first Husband Joseph lexis ...

Habersham

Janie Allen, 83, Demorest
Mrs. Janie Allen, age 83, of Demorest passed away on Saturday, October 31, at her home following a brief illness.   Born in Habersham County, on February 27, 1932, she was ...
Ann “Josie” Strange Caudell, age 83 of Baldwin, passed away Saturday, October 31, 2015. Born in Banks County on February 3, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Har ...
Mary Louise Tatum Fain, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Mary Louise Tatum Fain of Clarkesville will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 4:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. The family will receive friends ...
Rowella Allen Meaders, 86, Cornelia
Rowena Allen Meaders age 86, of Cornelia passed away Saturday October 31, 2015.  Mrs. Meaders was born in White County the daughter of the late Eugene and Ruby Pepper Allen ...
Dewey H. Tench, 88, Cornelia
Dewey H. Tench, age 88, of Cornelia, GA passed away on Saturday, October 31, 2015. Mr. Tench was born in Cornelia, GA on December 2, 1926 to the late Hezekiah and Viola Ivie Ten ...
  Jennifer Denise Manus Wade, age 45 of Cornelia, passed away Saturday, October 31, 2015. Born in Clarke County on March 23, 1970, she was a daughter of Brenda Elaine Wa ...

Hall

Frances Whitmire Little, 90, Gainesville
Frances Whitmire Little,  of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away at home on Saturday October 31,  at the age of 90. After living a very healthy life for 73 years, she strug ...
Michael Cameron Morters, 68, Gainesville
Michael Cameron Morters, age 68, of Gainesville, Georgia, went to be with Jesus on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Friendship Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility in Cleveland, Georgi ...

Lumpkin

Michael B. Temple, Sr., 57, Dahlonega
Mr. Michael B. Temple Sr., age 57, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Saturday, October 31, 2015 at his home following a sudden illness.   Michael was born October 19, 1958 i ...

Other

Joseph John Heilig, 58, Jasper
  Mr. Joseph John Heilig, age 58, of Jasper passed away Saturday, October 31, 2015 due to injuries from an automobile accident.   Services will be 11:00 a.m., Fr ...

White

Jimmy Ray Blalock, 70, Sautee Nacoochee
Jimmy Ray Blalock age 70, of Sautee Nacoochee passed away Saturday October 31, 2015.  Mr. Blalock was born in White County the son of the late J.W. and Willie Mae Turner Bl ...
'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.