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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 16th, 2009

Banks

R.L. Funderburk, 77, Maysville
Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00pm on Sunday, January 18, 2009 at Pond Fork Baptist Church for R.L. Funderburk, age 78, of Maysville. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. ...

Dawson

Wayne Grogan, 88, Dawsonville
Wayne Grogan, 88, of Dawsonville died Friday January 16, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness.A lifelong resident of Dawson County, Mr. Grogan was a retired poultry ...

Forsyth

Ivan Franklin Holbrook, 80, Cumming
Mr. Ivan Franklin Holbrook, age 80, of Cumming, Ga., passed away Friday, January 16, 2009 at his home. Mr. Holbrook was born on October 30, 1928 in Forsyth County. He was the son ...
Mrs. Tempie Boling Williams, age 87, of Cumming, GA passed away Friday, January 16, 2009. She was a retired kindergarten teacher and a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Ch ...
Oscar Romo, 79, CUMMING
In 1965 when Oscar Romo came to the Atlanta-based Home Mission Board (now North American Mission Board), the Southern Baptist Convention was a rather bland-looking denomination, e ...

Gwinnett

Albert C. Auttonberry, 81, Snellville
Albert C. Auttonberry, age 81 of Snellville, GA, died Friday, January 16, 2009 after an extended illness. Graveside Service will be held Monday, January 19, 2009 at 1:00 PM at Ham ...

Habersham

Hazel Lorene McCollum Fisher, 82, Clarkesville
Hillside Memorial Chapel announces the death of Mrs. Hazel Lorene McCollum Fisher, age 82, of Clarkesville who passed away Thursday, January 15, 2009 at Heritage Health Care. Funer ...

Hall

Alvin Cecil Sosebee, age 54 of Lula, Georgia passed away on Friday, January 16, 2009 following injuries received from an Auto Accident. Mr. Sosebee was born in Habersham County, G ...
Winnie Mae (Sears) Peck, 94, Gainesville
Winnie Mae (Sears) Peck, age 94, resident of Gainesville, GA, passed to her eternal rest Friday, January 16, 2009. She was a member of the Baptist faith and was a homemaker. She ...

Jackson

Martha T. Wiley, 82, Carnesville
Ivie Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Martha T. Wiley, age 82, of Carnesville, Georgia, who died Friday, January 16, 2009 at the BJC Hospital in Commerce.Born in Morgan Cou ...
'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.