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Local Obits for Tue. Aug 25th, 2009

Forsyth

Karen Brooks, 59, Alpharetta
Ms. Karen Brooks, age 59 of Alpharetta, GA passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2009. A native of Houston, Ms. Brooks was a member of St. Columbaâ

Gwinnett

Max F. Samples, 70, Buford
Max F. Samples, age 70, of Buford, GA died suddenly Tuesday, August 25, 2009.Funeral service will be held Friday, August 28, 2009 at 2:00 PM at First United Methodist Church, Bufor ...

Hall

Edward Martin Meyers, Jr.,, 82, Flowery Branch
Edward Martin Meyers, Jr., age 82 of Flowery Branch, Georgia, died Tuesday, August 25, 2009. Mr. Meyers has been cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.Hamil ...
Michael John Kelly, 64, Gainesville
Michael John Kelly, age 64 of Cameron Drive, Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. ...

Jackson

Donald Harold Swan, 60, Commerce
Donald Swan, age 60, of Buckeye Trails Drive, Commerce, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...

Lumpkin

Virginia Ethel Brown, 81, Dahlonega
Mrs. Virginia Ethel Brown, age 81 of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Samuel Brown. Survivors include her son ...
'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.