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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 18th, 2009

Forsyth

Mary H. Griffin, 70, Cumming
Mary H. Griffin, age 70 of Cumming, passed away Friday, December 18, 2009 at her home. She is survived by her daughter, Jean (Doug) Haney of Cumming; son, Daren Griffin of Doravill ...

Hall

Charles Thomsen, 96, Murrayville
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Vance Dock Lewallen, 77, Gainesville
Mr. Vance Dock Lewallen, 77, of Gainesville died December 18, 2009. A native of Habersham County, Mr. Lewallen lived most of his life in Hall County. He was a member of Pine Grove ...

Jackson

Thomas Fayne Johnson, 46, Jefferson
Thomas Fayne Johnson, age 46 of Jefferson, Georgia passed away on Friday, December 18, 2009 in Gwinnett County, Georgia. Mr. Johnson was born in South Carolina, the son of Mr. ...

Lumpkin

Peter Venture, 98, Dahlonega
Peter Venture, age 98, of Dahlonega, GA died December 18, 2009.Peter was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Ritzie Venture.Peter was baptized in July 1942 and was appointed a dir ...
'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.