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Local Obits for Mon. Sep 14th, 2009

Dawson

Luther V. Coheley, 67, Dawsonville
Luther V. Coheley, age 67 of Dawsonville, Georgia passed away Monday, September 14, 2009. Survivors include his wife, Mary Coheley of Dawsonville, GA.; daughters, Barbara (Al) Naj ...
Rose Mary Hitt Little, 76, Dawsonville
Rose Mary Hitt Little, 76, of Dawsonville died Monday September 14, 2009 at her residence following a period of declining health.Born December 20, 1932 in Pickens County to the lat ...

Forsyth

Mrs. Mildred Madeline Westbrook, age 88 of Cumming, passed away Monday, September 14, 2009.Survivors include her husband, William (Dan) Westbrook of Cumming; sister Rozell Zimmerma ...

Habersham

Jimmy Kenneth Moore, 62, Demorest
Jimmy Kenneth Moore, age 62 of Demorest, passed away Monday, September 14, 2009, at Habersham County Medical Center following a sudden illness. Born in Habersham County on February ...
Zinebell Ausburn Wade, age 86, of Alto, GA, died Monday, September 14, 2009 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Wade was born on May 8, 1923 in Banks Count ...

Hall

Emma Paisley Swenson, 79, Gainesville
Mrs. Emma Paisley Swenson, age 79, of Gainesville , GA, passed away Monday, Sept. 14, 2009 following a sudden illness.A memorial service is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009 ...
Herbert Chasley Blalock, 94, Flowery Branch
Herbert Chasley Blalock, age 94, of Smith Street, Gainesville, Georgia passed away Monday, September 14, 2009 at Willow Wood Nursing Home following an extended illness.Funeral serv ...
Lorene Farr Benfiel, 87, Gainesville
Lorene F. Benfiel, age 87 of 4 Second St. Gainesville passed away Monday, September 14th at her home following an extended illness under the care of Hospice. Funeral ser ...

Jackson

Grover Bruce, 61, Commerce
Mr. Grover Bruce, age 61, of Commerce, GA died Monday September 14, 2009 at his residence.Mr. Bruce was born in Banks County to the late, Mark and Willie Mae Seay Bruce. He was a ...
Jimmy Pruitt, 68, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Jimmy Pruitt, age 68, of Jefferson, who passed away on Monday, September 14, 2009. Mr. Pruitt, a native of Jackson County, was a son of t ...
Louise Tench, 58, Athens
Ivie Funeral Home announces memorial services for Louise Tench, 58, of Athens (Center) who died on Monday at BJC Hospital in Commerce. Born in Jackson County, GA, she was the daug ...
Nancy Dianne Kendrix, 62, Jefferson
Nancy Dianne Kendrix, age 62, of Jefferson, who passed away on Monday, September 14, 2009. Mrs. Kendrix, born in Toccoa, was daughter of the late, Dave Andrews and the late, Flora ...

White

Shirley D. Schneider, 73, Sautee Nacoochee
Shirley Anne Dunn Schneider, born November 4, 1931, of Sautee, Georgia, died on September 14, 2009. She was a life-long resident of Atlanta, Georgia until moving to the north Geor ...
Willie Bell Fields, 94, Cleveland
Mrs. Willie Bell Fields age 94 of Cleveland passed away Monday September 14, 2009 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Fields was born in White County the daughter ...
'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.