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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 17th, 2009

Dawson

Eleanor Wallace Swafford, 60, Marble Hill
Eleanor Wallace Swafford, 60, of Marble Hill died Monday August 17, 2009 at Northside Forsyth Hospital.Born February 11, 1949, Mrs. Swafford was a lifelong resident of Dawson Count ...

Forsyth

Carmen Villafanes, 50, Smyrna
Carmen Villafanes, age 50 of Smyrna, Georgia passed away Monday, August 17, 2009. Memorial Services are pending and will be announced at a later date. Online condolences may be ex ...
James Matthew Kenny, 50, Cumming
James Matthew Kenny, 50, of Cumming, GA died on August 17, 2009. Formerly of Paramus, NJ, he was the son of Carol and John Kenny of Dawsonville, GA.James owned a very successful p ...
Melna June Gattis, 74, Cumming
Melna June Gattis, 74, died Monday, August 17, 2009, with her husband, son, and daughter by her bedside in her home in Cumming, Georgia. Originally from Lafayette Springs, Mississi ...
Philip R. Bartholomew, 78, Atlanta
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Habersham

Patricia Marie Kane, 76, Cornelia
Funeral Mass for Patricia Marie Kane, age 76, of Cornelia, will be held Tuesday, August 18, 2009, at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Fr. Abel Guerrero Orta will officia ...

Hall

Beatrice Mathis Casey, Gainesville
Beatrice Mathis Casey of Gainesville died August 17, 2009 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center from an extended illness. Funeral services will be announced later by Dawson Mort ...
Kenneth Carney, Gainesville
Kenneth Carney of Gainesville passed away Sunday. Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Mason & Ward Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Hillside memoria ...

Jackson

Ruth Jacks Elrod, 99, Athens
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Ruth Jacks Elrod, age 99, of Athens â

Rabun

Millie Vicdora Wall Hamby, 102, of Clayton, passed away August 16, 2009.She was born in Rabun County the daughter of the late Ira Milton Wall and Ida Nicholson Wall. She cooked for ...
'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.