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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 28th, 2016

Dawson

Louise T. McCurdy, 90, Dawsonville
Louise T. McCurdy, 90, of Dawsonville passed away Friday October 28, 2016 following a period of declining health. Born December 14, 1925 in Richmond, Virginia to the late Frank ...

Forsyth

Julia Jeannette (Mrs. B) Bledsoe, age 80, of Statesboro, formerly of Cumming passed away Friday, October 28, 2016.  Julia was a U.S Army veteran where she met her late husband ...

Gwinnett

William Steven Nash, 66, Buford
Mr. William Steven Nash, age 66 of Buford, passed away on Friday, October 28, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness. No services are scheduled at this time. Mr. Na ...

Hall

Bruce H. Butler, 75, Gainesville
Mr. Bruce H. Butler age 75 of Gainesville passed away on Friday October 28, 2016 at New Horizons Limestone following an extended illness. Funeral services will be announced at a ...
Karen 'Kay' Harkins, 50, Gainesville
Karen “Kay” Harkins, age 50, of Gainesville, GA passed away suddenly Friday October 28, 2016. Kay was born on May 15, 1966 to Barney Claudis and Velva Sisk Bruce.&nb ...
Harry Edward Martin, 87, Gainesville
Mr. Harry Edward Martin age 87 of Gainesville passed away on Friday October 28, 2016 at Peachtree Christian Hospice following an extended illness.       ...
William Jerry Nicholson, 82 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on Friday October 28, 2016. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, S.W., ...
Harold Stanley, 78, Flowery Branch
Mr. Harold Stanley, age 78, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, October 28, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton. A Celebration of Life will be 2:00 p.m. ...

Jackson

Agnes Inez Sosebee, 82, Talmo
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday October 31, 2016 at Pond Fork Baptist Church for Agnes Inez Sosebee age 82, of Talmo. The Rev. Larry Buffington and Rev. Johnny ...

Other

Teresa Ailene Ledford-Goss, 44, Anderson, South Carolina
Funeral services for Teresa Ailene Ledford-Goss, age 44 of Anderson, South Carolina, will be held graveside on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 2:00 PM from the Mt. Zion Baptist Church ...

Rabun

Rev. Tommy Dwight Loggins, 69, Rabun Gap
Reverend Tommy Dwight Loggins, 69, of Rabun Gap, passed away at his residence with his loving family at his side. Dwight was the son of the late Henry Kelsey Loggins and Nellie Mae ...

Stephens

Mr. Gary “Skeeter” Michael Tester, age 58 of 763 West Currahee Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Friday, October 28, 2016 at his residence. A son of the late Paul ...
'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.