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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 1st, 2011

Banks

Ferd Dorsey Wilbanks, age 94 of Alto, passed away on Saturday, January 01, 2011, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness.Born in Banks County Georgia on Au ...

Gwinnett

Philip Larry Cofer, 65, Sugar Hill
Mr. Philip Larry Cofer, age 65 of Sugar Hill, Georgia, passed away Saturday, January 1, 2011 at Gwinnett Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services are scheduled fo ...

Habersham

Ireta Nix Franklin, 91, Demorest
Ireta Nix Franklin, age 91 passed away January 1, 2011 at a nursing facility in Demorest.She was born in Cleveland, Georgia on April 28, 1919 to Andrew and Zona Cox Nix. She moved ...

Hall

Barbara Ann Wren, 78, Hoschton
Barbara Ann Wren, age 78 of Hoschton, GA died Saturday, January 1, 2011. Mrs. Wren has been cremated. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Princ ...
Beverly Jean Martin, 82, Gainesville
Beverly Jean Martinage 82 of GainesvilleDied Saturday January 1, 2011 in Gainesville.Private services will be held at a later date.Little-Davenport funeral home of Gainesville

Jackson

Hoyt Gibson Voyles, 93, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Hoyt Gibson Voyles, age 93, of Jefferson, Georgia who passed away on Saturday, January 1, 2011 following a period of declining health. ...

Lumpkin

Phillip Nathaniel Ziemer, 42, Dahlonega
Mr. Phillip Nathaniel Ziemer, age 42, of Dahlonega, GA, died January 1, 2011.Phillip was born in Twin Falls, Idaho. He owned and operated American Landscapein Gainesville, GA. He a ...

White

Kelly Keown, 46, Cleveland
Mrs. Kelly Keown age 46 of Cleveland passed away Saturday January 1, 2011 at her residence. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland.
Kelly Marie Keown, 46, Cleveland
Kelly Marie Keown, Age 46, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, January 1, 2011, her residence. Mrs. Keown was born in Atlanta on October 17, 1964. She is preceded in death by her ...
'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.