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Local Obits for Mon. Oct 3rd, 2016

Dawson

Laurel Weir Mackenzie, 56, Dawsonville
Ms Laurel Weir Mackenzie age 56 of Dawsonville passed away on October 3, 2016.  Laurel was born in Terre Haute, Indiana and later moved to Florida where she resided until 2005 ...

Habersham

L. B. Robinson, 87, Gainesville
Mr. L. B. Robinson, age 87 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, October 3, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.   Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Sidney Lanier Roland Jr. went home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 3, 2016.  Born on June 11, 1935, Sidney Lanier Roland Jr. was the son of the late Sidney Lanier Ro ...

Hall

Audrey Rita Hughes Puckett, 90, Gainesville
Audrey Rita Hughes Puckett, 90, died Monday, October 3, 2016 at her home in Gainesville, GA.  Funeral services will be conducted at Memorial Park Funeral Home at 2030 Memor ...
Noel Douglas Gibbs, 60, Greenwood, Indiana formerly of Gainesville
  Noel Douglas Gibbs, age 60, of Greenwood, Indiana passed away at his home on October 3, 2016. Doug was born June 19, 1956 in Gainesville, Georgia to  J.D (Doug) and ...
Tammy Potter, 51, Gainesville
       Ms. Tammy Potter age 51 of Gainesville passed away on Monday October 03, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illn ...
'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.