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Local Obits for Sun. Feb 1st, 2015

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Billy Wayne Dooley, 69, Winder
Billy Wayne Dooley, age 69 of Winder, passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Landmark Hospital in Athens, following a brief illness. Funeral services are sched ...

Forsyth

Edward Robertson Carter, Jr., 82, of Cumming, GA passed away on February 1, 2015. Born in Danville, VA on May 27, 1932, he is preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Holmes Sto ...

Gwinnett

Harry Compton, 74, Buford
Harry Compton, 74, of Buford, GA and the New Bethany Community passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at his home, following a brief illness. Harry was a lifelong resident of Bufo ...
Mickey Pugh, 62, Buford
Mickey Pugh, age 62, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, R. A. Pugh. He is survived by his wife of thirty years, D' ...
Sue Higgins Corbin, 76, Sugar Hill
Sue Higgins Corbin, age 76, of Sugar Hill, Georgia passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Choice and Newell Roebuck Higgins; and sister ...

Hall

Mattie Mae Dale, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Mattie Mae Dale, age 88 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral ser ...

Lumpkin

Lucille Kinsler, 88, Dahlonega
Lucille Kinsler, age 88, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Sunday, February 1, 2015 following an extended illness.She spent most of her adult life in Lumpkin County and was a volunteer ...

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Dianna Lynn Lyles, 57, Jonesboro
Dianna Lynn Lyles, age 57, of Jonesboro passed away Sunday, February 1, 2015. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706 ...

Stephens

Mrs. Doris Evelyn Carter Keeling age 87 of 315 Carnes Creek Road, Toccoa passed away Sunday February 1, 2015 at Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late Charles B. and Lill ...
'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.