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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Mar 16th, 2009

Banks

Thurmond Hicks, 68, of Maysville, passed away on Monday, March 16, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness.He was born August 20, 1940, in Hall County, to the late Lero ...

Forsyth

Blanche Gertrude Barrett age 88 of Cumming passed away Monday March 16th, 2009 at the Brian Center in Canton, Georgia. Funeral services will be 2 PM Wednesday at Byars Funeral Hom ...
Gladys E. Wilson, 97, Marietta, formerly of Melbourne, FL
Gladys E. Wilson, age 97 of Melbourne, Florida formally of Marietta, Georgia passed away Monday, March 16, 2009. Mrs. Wilson was preceded in death by her husband, Edward L. Wilson ...
Russ Germanenko, 25, Gainesville
Russ Germanenko, age 25 of Gainesville, GA (Forsyth County) passed away Monday, March 16, 2009. Survivors include his wife, Crystal Germanenko; son, Bryson Germanenko both of Gain ...
Steve Charles Bannister, age 40 passed away March 15th at his home from cardiac arrest. Steve was a graduate from Forsyth Central High School and Gainesville College. He was employ ...
Thomas John Porter, 55, Woodstock
Byars Funeral Home announces the death of Thomas John Porter, age 55 of Woodstock, Ga.Memorial services will be announced later.

Habersham

Anita Lauria Yergeau Walsh, 87, Clarkesville
Graveside services for Anita Lauria Yergeau Walsh, age 87, of Clarkesville, will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at 2:00 PM from the Clarkesville Memorial Cemetery with Fr. C ...

Hall

Felix Harry Freeman, 88, Gainesville
Mr. Felix Harry Freeman, age 88, of Gainesville, passed away, Monday, March 16, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Freeman was born in White County on March 31 ...
George J. Miller, 89, Gainesville
George J. Miller, age 89 of Old Hamilton Place, Gainesville, Georgia passed away Monday, March 16, 2009 at Autumn Breeze Assisted Living Home. Funeral services are sched ...

White

Donia Standridge, 87, Cleveland
Mrs. Donia Mae Thompson Standridge, age 87, of Cleveland passed away Monday, March 16, 2009 at a private health care center following an extended illness.Mrs. Standridge was born J ...
'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.