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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 12th, 2009

Dawson

Ethel Mae Ezell, 79, Dawsonville
Ethel Mae Ezell, 79 of Dawsonville, GA passed away Thursday, February 12, 2009, at Northside Hospital Forsyth, Cumming, GA. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrang ...
Myrtle Latrell Gunter, 80, Dawsonville
Mrs. Myrtle Latrell Gunter, age 80, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday, February 12, 2009. A Baptist by faith, Mrs. Gunter is preceded in death by her husband, Dea Gunter. Surviv ...

Forsyth

Eddy Morris Frady, 64, Suwanee
McDonald and Son Funeral Home of Cumming announces the death of Mr. Eddy Morris Frady, age 64, of Suwanee who died at Northside Hospital Forsyth Wednesday, February 11, 2009. A nat ...
Hope Tarkington, infant daughter of Kelly and Wes Tarkington, left us to be with the Lord, Thursday, February 12, 2009. Services will be private. Online condolences may be expres ...
Jimmy Lee Cowan, 61, Cumming
Byars Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jimmy Lee Cowan, age 61, of Cumming, who died Wednesday, February 11, 2009. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Byars ...
Rachel Fortner, 27, Richlands, Virginia
Byars Funeral Home of Cumming, Georgia announces the death of Miss Rachel Fortner, age 27, of Richlands, Virginia. Arrangements for the funeral to be held in Richlands, Virginia wi ...
Thelma Mae Bryant, 75, Cumming
Mrs. Thelma Mae Bryant, age 75, of Cumming, GA passed away Thursday, February 12, 2009. She was a member of Settingdown Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Ro ...

Habersham

Bennie Lee Patton, 74, Cornelia
Bennie Lee Patton, age 74, of Cornelia, GA passed away Thursday, February 12, 2009 at the residence of his daughter. Mr. Patton was born on March 12, 1934 in Habersham ...
William Alvin Payne, 79, Demorest
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Hall

Etta Powers, 96, Gainesville
Graveside services are scheduled for 3:00pm Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at Dewberry #2 Baptist Church Cemetery for Etta Powers, age 96 of Gainesville who passed away on Thursday, ...
Larry G. Gibbs, 60, Ellijay
Mr. Larry G. Gibbs age 60 of Lower Cartecay Ellijay died Thursday February 12, 2009.Mr. Gibbs was born on February 7, 1949 in Hall County. He is the son of the late Buster Gibbs &a ...
Robert Harrison Knowles, 76, Gainesville
Mr. Robert Harrison Knowles, age 76, of Gainesville, died Thursday, February 12, 2009.Graveside services will be held Saturday, 2;00 P.M. February 14, 2009 at Memorial Park South C ...

Jackson

Walter Holder, 92, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Walter Holder, age 92, of Hoschton, who passed away on Thursday, February 12, 2009. Mr. Holder, born in Hall County, was a son of the ...

White

Hazel Ann Burt, 80, Sautee
Mrs. Hazel Ann Burt, age 80 of Sautee, passed away Thursday, February 12, 2009 at Habersham Medical Center. Mrs. Burt was born on December 12, 1928 in White County to the late Walt ...
'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.