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Local Obits for Sun. Oct 9th, 2016

Dawson

Easter Gayton Amos, 88, Dawsonville
Easter Gayton Amos, 88, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday October 8, 2016 at Gold City Nursing Center following a period of declining health. Born April 8, 1928 to the late Jo ...

Forsyth

Larmon Roy Barron, 85, Cumming
Rev. Larmon Roy Barron, age 85, of Cumming passed away Saturday, October 8, 2016. A loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great grandfather, and brother, Larmon was a ...
Carolyn McAlpin Neely, 76, Cumming
Carolyn McAlpin Neely, 76, of Cumming, GA died at Vitas Hospice Duluth on Sunday, October 9, 2016.  Born in Magee, MS she was the daughter of the late Olice and Newman McAlpin ...

Habersham

Dorothy Oatley Bell, 84, Demorest
Dorothy Oatley Bell, age 84, passed away surrounded by family in the early morning hours of October 9th. Born on December 18th, 1931, in Atlanta, Georgia, she was affectionatel ...

Hall

Bryant Davis, 48, Gainesville
Mr. Bryant Davis, age 48, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, October 9, 2016 at his residence. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 13, 2016 in the Chapel of Me ...
Thomas Edward Garner, 92, Gainesville
Mr. Thomas Edward (Ed) Garner, age 92, of Gainesville passed away into the arms of his savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – G ...
Margaret Segers Jackson, age 74, of Lula, Georgia (Rock Springs Community) went to be with The Lord on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Mrs. Jackson was born on December 15, 1941 in B ...
'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.