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Local Obits for Mon. May 9th, 2016

Banks

Melvin Frank Bowen, 67, Homer
Mr. Melvin Frank Bowen, age 67, of Homer, GA died Monday, May 9, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mr. Bowen was born in Clarksville to the late Donnie Lee and Montee ...

Forsyth

Melvin Edward Navarro, 63, Cumming
Melvin Edward Navarro, age 63, of Cumming, passed away Monday, May 9, 2016, at Northside Hospital Forsyth. Mr. Navarro was born in Virginia in 1952 to the late John and Ruby Navarr ...

Hall

Pauline “Polly” Hallock, 87, Gainesville
Pauline “Polly” Hallock, 87, died at Lanier Village on May 9, 2016 after living with Alzheimer’s disease for over ten years. She was born on June 20, 1928 in the ...
Paul Cleveland Hatcher, 73, Oakwood
            Mr. Paul Cleveland Hatcher, age 73 of Oakwood, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Ce ...

Jackson

Joseph (Joe) George Merck, 81, Jefferson
Mr. Joseph “Joe” George Merck, age 81, passed away on Sunday, May 8th, 2016 at his home in Jefferson, GA following an extended illness. Joe was preceded in death by hi ...

Lumpkin

Teresa Tidmore Turner, 90, Suches
Teresa Turner died in Suches, Georgia, at the age of 90, after a happy life of friendships and fun. She was predeceased by her parents Alee S. and Dr. Thomas L. Tidmore, brother Dr ...

Other

Horace Baker III, 74, California
Horace Baker III age 74 passed away peacefully with his beloved wife, Barbara, and little dog, Dixie Lou, by his side on April 23, 2016 at his home in Banning, California. He wa ...

Union

Johnnie Ray Horney, 81, Suches
Johnnie Ray Horney, Sr., age 81, of Suches, GA passed away on May 9, 2016.   Johnnie was the son of the late John M. and Ethel May Horney and was also preceded in death ...
'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.