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Local Obits for Wed. Nov 9th, 2016

Dawson

Arielle Jaylynn Devilla, 17, Dawsonville
Arielle Jaylynn Devilla, 17, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday November 9, 2016. Born October 27, 1999 in South Charleston, West Virginia, she had lived in Dawson County for ...

Forsyth

Stephanie Lemke Dirst, 74, Cumming
Stephanie Lemke Dirst. 74, of Cumming, GA died on November 9, 2016 at Northside Hospital Forsyth.  Born in Springfield, Il she was the daughter of the late William and Mildred ...
Jerry A. Hughes, Cumming
Jerry A. Hughes left this world on November 9, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. He had fought a long hard battle with cancer for 3 years. He never gave up that he would b ...
  Samuel Frederick Schlesinger, Jr, 85 of Cumming, GA (and formerly of East Point, GA) died on November 9, 2016.  His beloved wife, Kay predeceased him. Graveside s ...

Gwinnett

Elizabeth C. Porras, 86, Dacula
Elizabeth C. Porras, age 86 of Dacula, GA died Wednesday, November 9, 2016 following an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Ham ...

Hall

Alvis Melvin Smith, 86, Alto
Alvis Melvin Smith, age 86 of Alto, passed away on November 9, 2016.  Per Mr. Smith’s request, no services will be held at this time. Online condolences can be made at w ...
Superman Timothy “Elijah” Smith, 4 years old, of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral serv ...

Jackson

Deborah Kay Brake, 61, Commerce
  Deborah Kay Brake, age 61 of Commerce, GA passed away Wednesday November 09, 2016.   Mrs. Brake was the daughter of the late Morgan Whitlock and Ina Ruth Bra ...

Stephens

Mr. John Terrell “Snubbie” Griffin, age 89 of 435 Mulkey Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at his residence. A son of the late John C. an ...
Mrs. Sarah Janie Hallford Morrow, age 89, of Talmadge Drive, Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Pruitt Health Care of Toccoa.    A daughter of the late ...

White

Sharron Ann Oliver Garrett, age 81.  Mrs. Garrett passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016. Mrs. Garrett was born in Toccoa, Georgia to Vernon Estelle Holbrook and Lydia M ...
'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.