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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 2nd, 2018

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Kealyn R. Porter, 27, Winder
Kealyn R. Porter, age 27, of Winder, GA passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018. He was preceded in death by his mother, Kishcha White. He is survived by his father, Lawrence Porte ...
Julie Williams Turner, 78, Auburn
Julie Williams Turner, age 78, of Auburn, GA passed away Friday, February 2, 2018. She grew up on a farm in Henderson, Texas. She was the sixth child of 7. She loved to dance.&n ...

Dawson

Thomas P. "Tom" Brannon, 82, Dawsonville
Thomas P. “Tom” Brannon, 82, of Dawsonville passed away Friday February 2, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born Janu ...
Thomas "Tom" F. Foley, 77, Dawsonville
Thomas F. “Tom” Foley, 77, of Dawsonville passed away Friday February 2, 2018 following a period of declining health. Born August 26, 1940 in Pennsylvania to the lat ...

Forsyth

James Wood Perdue, 87, Cumming
James Wood Perdue, age 87, of Cumming, GA passed peacefully to the next part of his journey on February 2, 2018.  He was born on September 13, 1930 to Edna Mae Dunn Perdue and ...

Gwinnett

Dorothy Ann Roberts, 80, Buford
Dorothy Ann Roberts, age 80, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, February 2, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, John R. and Lillian Puckett Roberts. She is survived by h ...

Habersham

Alline Huff Stevenson, 85, Cornelia
Mrs. Alline Huff Stevenson, age 85 of Cornelia, Georgia and formerly of Valley Station, Kentucky, passed away on Monday morning, February 19, 2018 surrounded by her children. Fu ...

Hall

Grazia Fierro D’Amato, 79, Gainesville
Grazia Fierro D’Amato, age 79, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfonso and Filomena Fierro; brother, Ant ...
James Donald "Don" Roberts, 81, Murrayville
James Donald "Don" Roberts, age 81 of Murrayville, Ga passed away Friday, February 2, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Don was born on May 24, 1936 to the l ...
Dorothy Young, Gainesville
Dorothy Young, affectionately known as “Dot” was born in Gainesville, GA on April 30, 1949.  She loved her grandchildren, sisters, brothers and brother – in ...
Ruby Reed, 96, Gainesville
            Ruby P. Reed, age 96 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, February 02, 2018 at the Oaks of Limestone. &nbs ...

Jackson

Janis Elaine Hoyles, 90, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Janis Elaine Hoyles, age 90 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, February 2, 2018.  Mrs. Hoyles was born in Scipi ...
Glen Franklin Seabolt, 79, Jefferson
Glen Franklin Seabolt age 79 of Jefferson passed away Friday Feb. 2, 2018 at his residence.   Mr. Seabolt was born January 25, 1939 in Buford, Georgia to the late Floyd & ...

Lumpkin

Glenda W. Bowne, Dahlonega
A long-time supporter of education in biomedical research,  Glenda W. Bowne, passed away on Feb 2, 2018. Glenda’s extensive career in Biomedical Science began on the ...
Virginia Lee Greenway, 91, Dahlonega
Mrs. Virginia Lee Greenway, age 91, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, February 2, 2018. Mrs. Greenway was born in White County on June 28, 1926 to the late Lee and Vicie Martin ...

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John Matthew Sabato, 32, Crestview, FL formerly of Toccoa
Mr. John Matthew Sabato, age 32 of Crestview, Florida and formerly of Toccoa passed away Friday, February 2, 2018 at his residence. A son of John Richard Sabato and Ginger Smith ...
Matthew Aaron Poole, 28, Carnesville
  Matthew Aaron Poole, age 28, of Carnesville, Georgia, passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018. Matthew was born on July 3, 1989, in Gainesville, Georgia, to Terry an ...

White

Winnie Iris Proman Weitman age 86, of Cleveland passed away Friday February 2, 2018. Mrs. Weitman was born in Bryan County the daughter of the late Doy and Celeste Shuman Gill. ...
'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.