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Local Obits for Tue. Oct 11th, 2016

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Runette Stewart Smith, 88, Winder
  Mrs. Runette Stewart Smith, age 88, of Winder, Georgia passed away October 11, 2016 at her residence.  Born in Braselton, Georgia on September 23, 1928, she was t ...

Dawson

Edward J. Engle, III, 75, Dawsonville
Edward J. Engle, III, 75, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday October 11, 2016 at his residence following a brief illness. Born August 15, 1941 in Scranton, PA to the late Edward ...

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Marianne Wartholowitz Loesch, age 93 of Cumming, GA died Tuesday, October 11, 2016. A graveside service will be held Friday, October 14, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial ...
Howard Phillip “Bitt” Thrower hit his final homerun when he entered the gates of heaven on October 11, 2016 after a heroic and courageous battle with cancer.  Bitt ...

Habersham

Milam Nicholson Wilson Kocica, age 100, of Hollywood, Georgia, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. Milam was born on February 25, 1916, to the late Benjamin Hil ...

Hall

Amanda Paige Silva, 23, Gainesville
            Miss Amanda Paige Silva, age 23 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at her residence foll ...
Shirley Harrison Long, 81, Gainesville
Shirley Harrison Long, 81 and a lifelong resident died on October 11, 2016 after a period of declining health.  She was a 1953 graduate of River Bend High School where she pla ...

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Edward Leonard Patton, Sr. “Ed”, age 73, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on October 11, 2016 from recent health issues. Ed was born on July 9, 1943 in Clay, LA; moving ...
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.
NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78
Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78.
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.