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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 13th, 2016

Banks

Henry Edison Tompkins, 84, Commerce
Mr. Henry Edison Tompkins, age 84, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, October 13, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Tompkins was born in Westminster, SC to the late J.B. Tompkins, Jr. and Tom ...

Barrow

Mrs. Kristina Pierson Eckhof age 40 of Winder passed away on Thursday October 13, 2016 at Clearview Hospital in Monroe, Ga following an extended illness. Memorial services are s ...

Forsyth

Joyce “ Nanny” Satterfield, age 77, of Talking Rock, formerly of Cumming passed away Thursday, October 13, 2016. Nanny was a fun, loving person and unconditionally love ...

Hall

Max E. (Gene) McGuffey, 83, Murrayville
Max E. (Gene) McGuffey, 83, of Murrayville, GA passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2016 ...
Connie Self, 62, Gainesville
Ms. Connie Self age 62 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday October 13, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday October 15, 2016 ...
Hayley Deneen Smith, 52, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Hayley Deneen Smith, age 52, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, surrounded by her family. Funeral Services will b ...
George Lee Spencer, 86, Oakwood
George Lee Spencer, 86 of Oakwood, GA, passed away October 13, 2016. Funeral services are scheduled at 12:00 p.m. Monday, October 17, 2016 in the chapel at Little & Davenpor ...
George Lee Spencer, 86, Oakwood
George Lee Spencer, 86, of Oakwood died on October 13, 2016.    A longtime resident of the area and retired business owner, George grew up in West Virginia and was ...

Lumpkin

Dimple Fricks, 87, Dahlonega
Dimple Fricks, 87, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday October 13, 2016 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born June 24, 1929 to the late Grover and Carrie J ...
Allie Elizabeth Richardson, age 42, a life-long resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away suddenly on October 13, 2016. Allie was born in Gainesville, GA on August 4, 1974 to Wade a ...
Albert “Carlton” Sisk, 76, Dahlonega
Albert “Carlton” Sisk, age 76, a life-long resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on October 13, 2016. Carlton was born on July 10, 1940 to the late Homer and Alma Sp ...

Other

Steve Pruitt, 74, Carnesville
Steve Pruitt, age 74, of Carnesville, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2016. Mr. Pruitt was born on May 21, 1942, in Commerce, Georgia, to the late Ralph W. and Rut ...

Stephens

Mrs. Christine Campbell Powers, age 89 of 99 Nancy Lane, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Thursday, October 13, 2016 at her residence. A daughter of the late Anderson Lon and Myrtle ...
'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.