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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 13th, 2015

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Johnny Ray Salter, 74, Auburn
Johnny Ray Salter, age 74 of Auburn, GA died Friday, November 13, 2015. Mr. Salter has been cremated and no service is planned at this time. Ray was preceded in death by his parent ...

Forsyth

Willard Ivan Davis, 79, Cumming
Willard Ivan Davis, age 79, of Cumming passed away Friday, November 13, 2015.   Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Mary Davis of Cumming; son, James Davis, Cumming; ...
Lois Findley, 82, Cumming
Lois Findley 82, of Cumming passed away on Friday November 13, 2015. Visitation will be from 6-8pm on Monday November 16th at McDonald and Son Funeral Home. Funeral Services will b ...
Jimmie Jo Gunter, 72, Cumming
Our beautiful mother, Jimmie Jo Gunter, age 72, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, November 13, 2015.  She loved her Lord, grandchildren and great grandchildren. & ...
Colonel Paul Christopher Piantek, age 62, of Forsyth County, passed away on November 13, 2015. Paul served our country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and  has lived i ...

Gwinnett

James Eduard Matzek, 71, Buford
JAMES EDUARD MATZEK, age 71,  of Buford, GA passed away on November 13, 2015. Born and raised in Cleveland, OH. Beloved husband of Cheryl (Beierer), dear father of Yvette (hus ...
John C. Newell, 87, Buford
John C. Newell, age 87, of Buford, GA and the Friendship Community passed away on Friday, November 13, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife of forty-one years, Evelyn Roberts ...

Habersham

Frank Ruston Dyer, 79, Mt. Airy
Frank Ruston Dyer, age 79 of Mt Airy, passed away on Friday, November 13, 2015.   Mr. Dyer was born on December 8, 1935 in White County, Georgia, to the late Ben and Lei ...

Hall

Betty Floyd, 85, Clermont
Betty Floyd, age 85 of Clermont, passed away Friday, November 13, 2015.  Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Barrett Funeral Home, Cleve ...
Betty Greer Floyd, 85, Clermont
Betty Greer Floyd, age 85 of Clermont, passed away Friday, November 13, 2015.  Mrs. Floyd was born December 22, 1929 in McDonough, GA to the late Jesse and Juliette Payne G ...
Beverly Kowalski, 77, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Beverly Kowalski, age 77, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, November 13, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Private Memorial Services will be held. ...
Paula Benita Reynolds, 48, Gainesville
Paula Benita Reynolds, 48 of Gainesville died Friday 13, 2015  following an extended illness. No services will be held at this time and at the families request, Ms. Reynold ...
Diane Adams Skinner, 74, Gainesville
Diane Adams Skinner, age 74 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, November 13, 2015 following an extended illness.           &nbs ...

Jackson

Mrs. Barbara Jean Williams Patterson, age 77 of Commerce died Friday, November 13, 2015 at Brookdale Assisted Living.  Mrs. Patterson was born in Warner Robbins, GA to the lat ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Rev. Ronald Dale Abernathy, age 62 of Cleveland. Rev. Abernathy passed away Friday, November 13, 2015. Funeral s ...
Ronald Dale Abernathy, 62, Cleveland
Ronald Dale Abernathy, age 62 of Cleveland passed away Friday, November 13, 2015.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Alexander Funeral Home of ...
'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.