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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 19th, 2016

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Mr. Gerald (Jerry) Harding Gunn, age 69, of Winder, Georgia, passed away on Friday, February 19, 2016, at his residence after a prolonged illness. Mr. Gunn was born in Atlanta o ...

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Bryan J. Cich, 38, Dacula
Bryan J. Cich, age 38 of Dacula, GA died suddenly on Friday, February 19, 2016. Funeral service will be held Monday, February 22, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chape ...
Christian Giraldo, 37, Buford
Christian Giraldo, age 37, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, February 19, 2016. He is survived by his son, Sebastian Giraldo, Buford, GA; mother, Sylvia Estrada, Buford, GA; fat ...

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Ramona Lynn Bates, 58, Lula
Mrs. Ramona Lynne Bates (McIntyre), a long time resident of Lula GA, passed away Friday, February 19, 2016 in her home. Ramona grew up in Geneva, NY., and was a God loving woman ...
Troy James Gibbs, 60, Gainesville
   Troy James Gibbs, age 60 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, February 19, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.     ...

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Verner Howard Martin, 93, Dahlonega
Verner Howard Martin, 93, born in Commerce Ga. and longtime resident of Atlanta and Dahlonega Ga. passed away Nov. 25, 2015, after a short illness. ! He was the son of the late Mr. ...
Candace Wedlake Wind, 63, Dahlonega
Mrs. Candace Wedlake Wind, age 63 of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, February 18, 2016 at her residence following a period of declining health.   Born in Chamblee, Georg ...

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Charles Emmitt Scott, 83, Toccoa
Mr. Charles Emmitt Scott age 83 of 91 Rocky Trail, Toccoa passed away Friday February 19, 2016 at his residence.   A son of the late Lewis W. and Lillie Sullens Scott, he wa ...

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James Howard Barrett, 61, Cleveland
James Howard “Hal” Barrett, age 61 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, February 19, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mr. Barrett was born March 12, 1954 ...
'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.