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Local Obits for Tue. Feb 17th, 2009

Habersham

Gladys Joye Freeman Fritchey, 69, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Gladys Joye Freeman Fritchey, age 69, of Clarkesville, will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2009, at 11:00 AM from the Harvest Christian Church. Pastor Rick ...
Mildred Louise Mote Byrd, 84, Demorest
Funeral services for Mildred Louise Mote Byrd, age 84, of Demorest will be held on Friday, February 20, 2009, at 11:00 AM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Russ Barker and R ...

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Jane Abbey Shurack, 71, Gainesville
Mrs. Jane Abbey Shurack, age 71, of Gainesville, GA (Forsyth County) passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2009. She was born December 25, 1937 and died of lung cancer at The Cohen Ho ...
Michael Douglas Allen, 33, Gainesville
Funeral services for Michael Douglas Allen, age 33, of Gainesville, will be held on Thursday, February 19, 2009, at 11:00 AM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel in Clarkesville. Rev ...
William Clyde â, 85, Lula
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Rabun

Mattie S. Perry McCall, 99, Clayton
Mattie S. Perry McCall, 99, of Clayton, Georgia, died Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at her home.She was born June 7th 1909 in Rabun County to Henry and Mary Duncan Perry. She was emp ...

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Andrew George Tampa, 83, Cleveland
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia, announces the death of Andrew George Tampa, age 83 of Cleveland and formerly of Atlanta, passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2 ...
'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.