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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 1st, 2016

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Shane William Hyde, 43, Winder
Shane William Hyde, age 43, of Winder passed away Friday, January 1, 2016.  Survivors include his father J.R. Givens; mother Shirley Ann James; girlfriend Christine; daughter ...

Hall

Ruth Farstrup Longman, 80, Gainesville
Ruth Farstrup Longman died January 1st, 2016 in Gainesville, GA.  She was born June 1st, 1935 in Menominee, Michigan, the daughter of Rev. Anders Ejner Farstrup and Ragnhild M ...
Cecil Earl Motes, 79, Gainesville
Mr. Cecil Earl Motes age 79 of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on January 01, 2016 at Gold City Nursing Home in Dahlonega, Georgia following an extended illness. Funeral services ...
Ralph W. Proffitt, 51, Oakwood
Ralph W. Proffitt, 51, of Oakwood, died January 1, 2016.  Hillside Chapel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Gainesville.
Barbara E. Stokley Young, 90, Gainesville
Barbara E. Stokley Young (90) passed away after a short illness on January 1, 2016, in Gainesville, GA.  Born October 4, 1925 in Winona, WV to Joseph O. and Maymie Stokley ...

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Ronnie Allen Adams, 78, Commerce
Mr. Ronnie Allen Adams, age 78, of Commerce, GA died Friday, January 1, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Adams was born in Atlanta to the late Maurice D. and Oneit ...
Willie Dee Hanley, 88, Commerce
Mr. Willie Dee Hanley, age 88, of Commerce, GA died Friday, January 1, 2016 at University Nursing and Rehab.  Mr. Hanley was born in Carnesville, GA to the late Ernest Lee and ...

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James Chandler, 82, Crossville, AL
Mr. James Chandler age 82 of Crossville, Alabama passed away on January 01, 2016 at Shepard Cove Hospice in Albertville, Alabama following an extended illness.       ...
'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.