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Local Obits for Sun. Jan 4th, 2009

Banks

Anita McConnell, 64, Maysville
Anita Louise Jarrett McConnell, age 64, of Gainesville was called home on Sunday, January 4, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. She was born on Aug ...

Forsyth

Christine Dowie Moore, 33, Cumming
Christine Dowie Moore, born October 21, 1975, of Cumming, GA died January 4, 2009 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Christy was a loving mother of two beautiful ch ...

Gwinnett

Benjamin Joseph Ellerd, 24, Lawrenceville
Benjamin Joseph Ellerd, 24 of Lawrenceville died SundayJanuary 4, 2009 from injuries sustained in an automobileaccident.Ben had lived in Gwinnett County for most of his life andwa ...

Habersham

David Nicholas "Nick" Palmer, 49, Clarkesville
David Nicholas "Nick" Palmer, age 49 of Clarkesville, passed away Sunday, January 04, 2009, at his residence following an extended illness.Born in Fulton County on April ...

Hall

Mr. Charles Terrell "Terry" Ledford, age 51, of Murrayville, GA died Sunday January 4, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Ledford was born in Lilburn ...
Daniel Broome, 59, Lula
Daniel Broome, age 59, of Bertha Gragg Road, Lula, GA. Surrounded by his loved ones in his home, Daniel Broome went to Heaven after a long battle with cancer shortly af ...
Dean F. Huffman, 63, Gainesville
Byars Funeral Home announces the death of Dean F. Huffman, age 63, of Gainesville, Ga. A memorial service will be announced later.
Ethel Nell Mobley, 86, Gainesville
Ethel Nell Mobley was born June 15, 1922 to James Otto Davis and Dezzia Taylor Davis in Gainesville, Georgia. She went to be with the Lord January 4, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Med ...
Mr. Michael R. Pratt, age 47, of Point View Circle, Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, January 04, 2009 at the Shepherd Spinal Center from injuries sustained in an accident. ...
Mildred Gowen Sosebee, 78, Gainesville
Mildred Gowan Sosebee, age 78, Gainesville, GA, passed away January 4, 2009 at New Horizons West Nursing Home, following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for 3:30 ...
Sarah Lois Adams, 99, Gainesville
Sarah Lois Adams, age 99, of Mountain View Rd., Gainesville, GA passed away Sunday January 4, 2009 at Lanier Park Hospital following a brief illness.Funeral services will be held T ...

Lumpkin

William W. "Capt. Bill" Jackson, age 83, of Dahlonega, GA died Sunday January 4, 2009 at his residence.Mr. Jackson was born in Purley, England and had lived in Dahlonega ...

White

Leon Chastain, Sautee
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Leon Chastain of Sautee. Mr. Chastain passed away Sunday, January 4, 2009 at his residence following a sudden illness ...
Samuel Leon Chastain, 64, Sautee
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Samuel Leon Chastain, age 64 of Sautee. Mr. Chastain passed away Sunday, January 4, 2009 at his residence following ...
'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.