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Local Obits for Sun. Jan 11th, 2009

Forsyth

Alexander Van Ess, 21, Milton
Alexander Van Ess, age 21 of Milton, Georgia passed away Sunday, January 11, 2009 at his residence. Services are pending and will be announced at a later date. Online condolences ...
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Eleanor Jenkins, 69, Ball Ground
Eleanor Joyce Jenkins, age 69 of Ball Ground, Georgia passed away on Saturday, January 10, 2009 at Chestnut Ridge Nursing Home. She was survived by her husband of 53 years, Charle ...
Lottie Bell Payne, 83, Canton
Ms. Lottie Bell Payne, age 83 of Canton, formerly of Forsyth County, passed away Sunday, January 11, 2009. Ms. Payne was a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in d ...

Hall

David Perry Martin, 61, Gainesville
David Perry Martin, age 61, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, January 11, 2009 in Gainesville. Funeral service will be Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 2:00 PM at Little ...
Mary Ila Robinson, 92, Gainesville
Mary Ila Robinson, age 92, of Memorial Park Rd., Gainesville, GA passed away Sunday January 11, 2009 at Willowood Nursing Center following anextended illness.Graveside services wil ...

Towns

Robert Petersen, 95, Ball Ground

White

Benjamin Almand, 69, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Benjamin Almand age 69 of Helen. Mr. Almand passed away Sunday, January 11, 2009 at Athens Regional Medical center. Mr. ...
'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.