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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 22nd, 2011

Dawson

Robert P. Sparrow, 84, Dawsonville
Robert P. Sparrow, 84, of Dawsonville passed away quietly on Saturday January 22, 2011 at his residence surrounded by his family.Born January 24, 1926 in Smyrna, Georgia to the lat ...

Forsyth

Bonnie "Marie" Wilson, 78, Cumming
Bonnie "Marie" Wilson, age 78, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, January 22, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband Leon Wilson and daughters Kathy and Patty Wils ...

Habersham

Anna Stewart Byrd, 62, Cornelia
Anna Stewart Byrd, 62, of Cornelia, GA, died Saturday January 22, 2011 at the Habersham County Medical Center following a brief illness.Born May 3, 1948 in Banks County she was a d ...
William L. Fain, 67, Demorest
William L. Fain, age 67, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, January 22, 2011, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.Mr. Fain was born on December 19, 1943, i ...

Hall

Annie Sullens, 69, Gainesville
Annie Sullens, 69, of Gainesville passed away Saturday January 22, 2011 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at 2 ...
Ben H. Voyles, 75, Douglasville
Ben H. Voyles, 75, of Douglasville passed away Saturday January 22, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness.Born September 9, 1935 in Dawson County to the late Lewis an ...
Bryant W. "Tex" Smith, 82, Elberton
Mr. Bryant W. "Tex" Smith, Sr., age 82, of Elberton, formerly of Cumming, passed away Saturday, January 22, 2011. Mr. Smith was born January 18, 1929 in DeQueen, AR and ...
William Henry "Edwin" Elliott was born June 18, 1922 in Dawson County, GA and moved to Hall County at age 9.Edwin accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at age 14, ...

Rabun

James V. (Jim) Pleasants, 74, St. Simons
James V. (Jim) Pleasants, 74, of St. Simons Island, GA died January 22, 2011 at his residence.Mr. Pleasants was born on August 17, 1936 in Tiger, Georgia. He graduated from Rabun C ...
'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.