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Local Obits for Wed. Feb 1st, 2017

Dawson

William (Bill) Repella, Dawsonville
William (Bill) Repella, born in 1928 in Mahonoy City, PA, passed away Jan 30.  Bill served in the Navy in WWII and then served on the Oahu, HI police force until post- ...

Gwinnett

Iris Lindberg Lawyer, 93, Hoschton
Iris Lindberg Lawyer, age 93 of Hoschton, GA died Wednesday, February 1, 2017 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 5:00 PM at Hamil ...

Hall

Geneva Roper Knight Garrett, 91, Gainesville
Mrs. Geneva Roper Knight Garrett, 91, of Gainesville passed away on February 1, 2017.  A funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2017 in the cha ...
Donetta Mae Haas, 86, Gainesville
Mrs. Donetta Mae Haas, born August 25, 1930, made her transition from this life into the loving arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 1st, 2017.  She is sur ...
Pedro Hernandez, 67, Gainesville
Mr. Pedro Hernandez, 67, of Gainesville passed away February 1, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A graveside service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 5, 20 ...
James R. Sullens, 79, Gainesville
Mr. James R. Sullens, 79, of Gainesville passed away on February 1, 2017.  A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2017 in the chapel of Memori ...
Johnny Benjamin Martin, 69, Gainesville
  Mr. Johnny Benjamin Martin, 69, of Gainesville passed away on February 1, 2017. A Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 at First B ...

Lumpkin

Patsy Tritt Rider, 70, Dahlonega
  Patsy Tritt Rider, age 70, a lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away at Northeast Georgia Medical Center from a sudden illness on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 with ...
'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.