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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Jan 21st, 2011

Forsyth

George Veston (Vet) Higgins, age 89, of Cumming, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 21, 2011. Vet was born in Forsyth County to the late Wesley and Belle Higgins and ...

Gwinnett

Erik C. V. Kristensen, 67, Suwanee
Erik C. V. Kristensen, 67, of Suwanee, GA, died on Thursday, January 20, 2011, as a result of a tragic accident. Erik, loving husband of Brigitte Kristensen, was a wonderful father ...

Hall

Evelyn Pilcher, 86, Oakwood
Evelyn Inez Pilcher, age 86, of Oakwood, passed away on Friday, January 21, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services ar ...
Fannie Pearl Sutton Nix, 78, Gainesville
Mrs. Fannie Pearl Sutton Nix, age 78, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Friday, January 21, 2011, at her home following an extended illness. Funeral servi ...
Janie Marie Huff, 66, Colbert
Ivie Funeral Home, Madison County Chapel, Danielsville, announces services for Janie Marie Huff, 66, of Colbert who died on Friday at the Athens Regional Hospital. Born in Athens, ...
Mamie Lucille Edmonds, 96, Gainesville
Mamie Lucille Edmonds, 96, of Gainesville passed away Friday January 21, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Monday Ja ...
Maudell Burnett, 80, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Monday January 24, 2011 in New Haven Congregational Holiness Church for Maudell Burnett, 80, of Gainesville. Rev. Wayne Hicks and Rev. Larry Lynn will ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Judy Arlene Shaw Pethel, age 63, of Talmo Ga., who passed away on Friday, January 21, 2011. Mrs. Pethel was born on July 26, 1947 in ...

Lumpkin

Willonell Grizzle, 86, Dahlonega
Willonell Grizzle, 86 years old, of Dahlonega, GA, passed into God's hands on Friday, January 21, 2011, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Mrs. ...

White

Willie Mae Thomas, 89, Cleveland
Willie Mae Thomas, age 89 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, January 21, 2011 at her residence. Mrs. Thomas was born July 26, 1921 in Blairsville to the late Charlie and Kate Daniel ...
'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.