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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 28th, 2015

Barrow

Becky Austin DeLay, 78, Winder
Mrs. Becky Austin DeLay, age 78 went to be with the Lord August 28, 2015.  The daughter of the late John Rich and Lillie Helton Austin, Mrs. DeLay had resided in Barrow County ...

Gwinnett

Annie Laura Hart, 81, Loganville
Annie Laura Hart, 81, of Loganville, passed away on Friday, August 28, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at ...

Habersham

Mitch (Big Daddy) Lewallen, age 65 of Cornelia, GA passed away Friday, August 28, 2015. Mitch (Big Daddy) was born October 4, 1949 in Clarkesville, GA to the late Waymon Le ...
Opal Frances Weaver, age 85, of Alto, and formerly of Somerset, Kentucky, passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 at her residence.   Born on March 9, 1930, in Wilder Tennes ...
Opal Frances Weaver, age 85, of Alto, and formerly of Somerset, Kentucky, passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 at her residence. Born on March 9, 1930, in Wilder Tennessee, she w ...

Hall

Winnell Jordan, 82, Gainesville
Winnell Jordan, 82, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, August 28, 2015 at her residence. Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 31, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel o ...
Frances Garrard Keim, 77, Gainesville
Frances Garrard Keim, age 77, passed on August 28, 2015.  She was loved by her husband of 52 years, John Adam Keim, Jr.  She will be missed by her son Adam Keim, daughter ...
Doyle Edwin "Papa" McQueen, 70, Murrayville
Doyle Edwin “Papa” McQueen, 70, of Murrayville passed away on Friday, August 28, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.    ...
Milton Brannon Smith, 38, Gainesville
  Mr. Milton Brannon Smith, age 38, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.       & ...
Thomas (Tom) M. Young, 95, Gainesville
          Mr. Thomas (Tom) M. Young, age 95, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 at this residence.  & ...

Stephens

Catherine Bentley Bowden,  age 76,  Toccoa, GA passed away Friday, August 28, 2015. Mrs. Bowden was born in Stephens County, GA on January 29, 1939 to the late Pope an ...
M.C. Stowe, 87, Eastanollee
  Mr. M.C. Stowe, age 87 of 345 Virginia Drive, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 at his residence.   A son of the late Cross M. and Texie ...
'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.