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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 1st, 2010

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Juno O. Samples, 80, Homer
Juno Wilford Samples, age 80 of Homer, Georgia, passed away Friday, January 1, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center due to an extended illness. Funera ...

Forsyth

Duane Hodges Simms, Jr., age 62, of Cumming, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2010 at his home. He was born in Atlanta on March 7, 1947 and is preceded in death by his father, Du ...
Farrell Miller, 88, Alpharetta
Farrell Miller, age 88 of Alpharetta, passed away Friday, January 1, 2010. Memorial Services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, January 8, 2010 at Roswell United Methodist Church in the C ...
Peggy Ann Burgess, 77, Cumming
Mrs. Peggy Ann Burgess, age 77, of Cumming, GA passed away Friday, January 1, 2010. She was a member of Deer Creek Shore Presbyterian Church and was proceeded in death by her hus ...

Hall

Annette Algard Haney, 73, of Flowery Branch, GA died at Northside Forsyth Hospital on January 1, 2010. Born in Atlanta, she was the daughter of the late William and Annie V. Webb. ...
Myrtice E. Foster, 83, Gainesville
Myrtice E. Foster, 83 of Gainesville died Friday January 1, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following a brief illness. The family will receive friends on Sunday January ...
Wilma Juanita Yopp Dean, 87, Flowery Branch
Wilma Juanita Yopp Dean, age 87, of Flowery Branch, passed away Friday, January 1, 2010 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. ...
Woodie Neal Byrd, 95, Gainesville
Woodie Neal Byrd, age 95, of Gainesville, Ga died Saturday, December 26, 2009. She is survived by her sons Randy (Celia Brawner) Byrd of Gainesville, GA, Donald (Jan) Byrd of San D ...

Lumpkin

James D. Thomason, NA, Dahlonega
James D. Thomason, died Janaury 1, 2010 at Gold City Convalescent Center in Dahlonega.Mr. Thomason was born on January 11, 1923 in Arab, Alabama, son of the late Samuel and Tommie ...

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Mrs. Minerva Ward, 90, Cleveland
Mrs. Minerva Eleanor Ward, age 90 of Cleveland, passed away Friday January 1, 2010 at Chatuge Regional Nursing Home. Mrs. Ward was born May 30, 1919 in Washington, D.C. to the late ...
'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.