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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 20th, 2009

Forsyth

Alvan Haywood Williams, 89, Cumming
Mr. Alvan Haywood Williams, age 89 of Cumming, Georgia passed away Friday, February 20, 2009 at his residence. Services are pending and will be announced. Online condolences may ...
Mildred Beam Albright, 87, Doraville
Mrs. Mildred Beam Albright, age 87, of Doraville, GA passed away Thursday, February 19, 2009. She was a very sweet lady who retired from K-Mart in 1985 and was a member of the Goo ...

Habersham

Flora Nell Black, 81, Cornelia
Flora Nell Black, age 81, of Cornelia, Georgia, died Friday, February 20, 2009 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Black was born on July 10, 1927 in Habersham County, G ...

Hall

Frank Vetrano Jr., age 62, of Old Cornelia Highway, passed away Feb. 20, 2009 at the Northeast Ga. Medical Center following a brief illness. Frank was self employed and owner of G ...
Juanita Hawkes, 88, Gainesville
Juanita S. Hawkes, age 88 of East Main Street, Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, February 20, 2009 at Winder Health Care following a brief illness. Funeral services ar ...
Luis Ralph Ullrich, Sr., 83, Gainesville
Luis Ralph Ullrich, Sr., 83, of Gainesville, GA passed into eternal rest on February 20, 2009 after a long and courageous fight. The son of the late Luis and Meta Ullrich, he was ...
William Jacob Snyder, 74, Gainesville
William Jacob Snyder, age 74 of Little Circle, Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, February 20, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funer ...

Lumpkin

Lawton Waters, 71, Dahlonega
Mr. Lawton Waters, age 71, of Dahlonega, died Friday February 20, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. Mr. Waters was born in Dawson County. He was precede ...
'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.