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Local Obits for Tue. Oct 4th, 2016

Dawson

William J. “Bill” Gardiner, Jr., 55, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday October 4, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital. Born June 17, 1961 in Warwick, Rhode Island, M ...

Gwinnett

Barbara Jenkins Green, 82, Lawrenceville
Mrs. Barbara Jenkins Green, age 82, of Lawrenceville passed away Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton. Memorial Services will be 2: ...

Habersham

Thomas Elton Hogan, 55, Mt. Airy
Thomas Elton Hogan, age 55 of Mt. Airy, passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2016.  Mr. Hogan was born July 17, 1961 in Demorest to the late Thomas Hoyt Hogan and Ellabe Collins ...
Vivian Hulsey McConnell, 66, Mt. Airy
Vivian Hulsey McConnell, age 66, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, entered into eternal rest on Monday, October 3, 2016 following an extended illness.   Mrs. McConnell was born on J ...

Hall

Marlene Elizabeth Barth, of Gainesville, passed away on October 4, 2016. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, S.W., Gainesville, Ga. 30501 ...
Ruth Anne Drechsel, 89, Gainesville
Ruth Anne Drechsel, age 89, of Gainesville, GA passed into the Lord’s presence on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. She was born in Schenectady, NY, and had resided at Lanier Vill ...
Steve Smith, 62, Gainesville
Steve Smith, 62 of Gainesville died Tuesday October 4, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Steve was the son of the late Lee and Ed ...

Jackson

John Donald Grund, 88, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Donald Grund, age 88, of Pendergrass, Georgia, who passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Mr. Grund was born in East Orange, Ne ...
Mrs. Evelyn Estelle Pettyjohn Lewallen, age 82, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Lewallen was born in Talmo to the late Claud and Estelle ...

Other

George Patat, 73, Carnesville
George Patat age 73 of Carnesville passed away Tuesday October 4, 2016. Mr. Patat was born November 20, 1942 to the late Harry & Lula Kay Patat. He had a Bachelor’s degre ...
'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.