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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 14th, 2016

Forsyth

Joan Spencer Wright, 75, Cumming
Joan Spencer Wright, age 75, passed away Friday, October 14.   A native Atlantan, Joan was born on June 12, 1941 to Luie and Florence Spencer.   Joan attended Rooseve ...
Jerold Lee Walton, 63, Cumming
Jerrold Lee Walton, age 63 of Cumming, passed away on Friday, October 14, 2016. Jerrold was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralee ...

Hall

Rosatta May Weaver Sipes, 95, Gainesville
Rosatta May Weaver Sipes,  age 95 of Gainesville, Ga. died peacefully at the Bell-Minor Home on October 14,2016 with her family gathered around. Services will be held at 7:00 ...
Charles Stephen Fawcett, 79, Gainesville
Charles Stephen (Chuck) Fawcett, 79, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on October 14, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Hospital.     ...
Cora Lee Lyles, Gainesville
Home Going Services for Mrs. Cora Lee Lyles of Gainesville, Georgia will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2016, 1:00pm at Saint John Baptist Church, 757 E.E. Butler Parkway, Gain ...
Sam T. Naff, 98, Gainesville
Sam T. Naff age 98 of Gainesville, Ga. died on Friday October 14, 2016 at his residents. Sam, was born on December 13, 1917 in Birmingham, Alb. to the late Samuel T. and Edna ...
Samuel T. Naff, 98, Gainesville
Mr. Samuel T. Naff age 98 of Gainesville, Ga. died on October 14,2016 at Lainer Village Estates. Services will be 1:30 P.M. Monday October 17,2016 at the chapel of Lai ...

Jackson

Eugene Edward Carlson, 64, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Eugene Edward Carlson, age 64, of Jefferson Georgia, who passed away on Friday, October 14, 2016. Mr. Carlson was born in Tifton Georg ...
Anna May Perry Smith, 78, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Ms. Anna May Perry Smith, age 78, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Friday, October 14, 2016. Ms. Smith was 1 of 8 children born t ...
Dorothy Mae Wilbanks, 86, Commerce
Dorothy Mae Wilbanks, age 86, of Commerce died Friday, October 14, 2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Wilbanks was born in Commerce to the late, Dock and Inda Mae McElreath Ledford. ...
'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.