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Local Obits for Sat. Oct 28th, 2017


Marlene Sliauter, 80, Maysville
  Mrs. Marlene Sliauter, age 80, of Maysville, GA died Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Northridge Health and Rehab.  Mrs. Sliauter was born in Cicero, IL to the late Geo ...


Nuel Brown Melton, 92, Buford
Nuel Brown Melton, age 92, of Buford, GA and the Ivy Creek Community passed away on Friday, October 27, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester W. Melton; son-in-law ...


Celeste Chesebro Hoose, 64, Demorest
Celeste Chesebro Hoose, age 64 of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Born in Norwich, New York on January 19, 1953, she was a daughter of the late Paul ...
Phoebe Cook Diilashaw, 87, Cornelia
Phoebe Cook Dillashaw, age 87 of Cornelia, passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017, at her residence.  Born in Winder, Georgia on November 18, 1929, she was a daughter of th ...
Francis “Granny” Adams Beck Hopkins, age 83 of 155 Beck Road, Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017 at her residence.   A daughter of th ...


John Paul “J.P.” Banks, 65, Gainesville
John Paul “J.P.” Banks, age 65 of Gainesville, passed away on October 28, 2017 at his residence. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, November 1, 20 ...
Peggy Sue Cooper Bayard, 86, Gainesville
Peggy Sue Cooper Bayard, 86, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 in the ...
Paul Milton Larson, 65, Gainesville
Paul Milton Larson, 65, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Paul was born on July 31, 1952 in Hammond, IN. He was owner and operator of The Larson ...
Cameron Clark Martin, 29, Gainesville
Cameron Clark Martin was born May 27, 1988 in Jacksonville, Florida.  Before moving to Gainesville, he lived in Swainsboro, Ga and Union, SC. He obtained an Associate’s ...
Dr. Paul Cowan Martin, 56, Gainesville
Dr. Paul Cowan Martin, 56, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, October 28.  Born on June 10, 1961 in Miami, Florida to Charles Raymond and Margaret Susan ...


James Gulley, 75, Toccoa
Mr. James Gulley, age 75 of 2751 Nub Garland Road in Toccoa, Georgia passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late Lonnie (Bo) and Johnnie Sue Gulle ...
Mrs. Patricia McIntyre Farmer, age 76 of 1752 Rock Quarry Circle, Toccoa passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017 at her residence. A daughter of the late Walter and Clifton Kinse ...


Terry Baxter Sorah, 70, Cleveland
Mr. Terry Baxter Sorah, age70, of Cleveland died Saturday, October 28, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Sorah was born in Greensboro, NC to the late, Baxter Lee and Gertrude Eunice ...
'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.