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Local Obits for Sat. Jun 27th, 2009

Forsyth

Sherry Gail Swindells, 57, Cumming
Mrs. Sherry Gail Swindells, age 57 of Cumming, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2009. She was preceded in death by her father Bob Stephens and mother Maxine Wingo. Survivors include ...

Gwinnett

Douglass Alan Cole, 39, Buford
Douglass Alan Cole age 39 of Buford, Georgia passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. ...

Hall

Cheryl Evangelyn Waller-Akers, 48, of Gainesville passed away Saturday June 27, 2009, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. She was the daughter of the ...
Edith Little, 76, Roswell
Mrs. Edith Little, 76 of Roswell formerly of Gainesville died Saturday June 27, 2009 at the North Fulton Regional Hospital in Roswell. Funeral services are incomplete and will be a ...

Rabun

Marion Derrick Gilbert, 93, Clayton
Marion Derrick Gilbert, 93, of Clayton, Georgia passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2009 in Albany, Georgia.She was born in Portland, Oregon and was the daughter of the late Fred Bon ...
'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.