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Local Obits for Thu. Jan 27th, 2011

Banks

Annie Ruth Smith Touchton, 81, of Tifton, GA, formerly of Banks County, died Thursday January 27, 2011 in Tifton, GA following an extended illness.Born June 17, 1929 in Banks Count ...
Vernon Lee Fortner, 37, Maysville
Vernon Lee Fortner age 37 of Maysville passed away Wednesday January 26, 2011. The family will recieve friends Friday from 2:00pm to 8:00pm at the funeral home. Services will be he ...

Habersham

Carmel Inez Ash, 94, Cornelia
Carmel Inez Ash, age 94 of Cornelia, passed away Thursday, January 27, 2011 at Friendship Nursing Home. Mrs. Ash was born March 9, 1916 in White County to the late Henry and Alma F ...

Hall

Dorothy Laxson Nesholm, 93, Gainesville
Dorothy Laxson Nesholm, 93, of Gainesville, formerly of Pompano Beach Fl and Seattle Washington, passed away January 27, 2011. Born in Minneapolis, MN, she was a Rockette at Radio ...
James Elmer Chastain, age 91 of Lula, passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at his residence. Memorial Park Funeral Home will announce arrangements at a later date. Memorial ...
Mary Lou Gilstrap Fuller, 84, Murrayville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 3:00pm Sunday January 30 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Mary Lou Gilstrap Fuller age 84 of Murrayville. The Rev. Dean Bryant, Re ...

Jackson

Jacob Dylan Book, 18, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Jacob Dylan Book, age 18, of Commerce, who passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2011. He was born on March 29, 1992, in Atlanta, GA, a son ...
Perry James Horton, 67, Jefferson
Mr. Perry James Horton, age 67 of Jefferson passed away Thursday, January 27, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton Ga. 30548. 706-654-0966.

Lumpkin

Johnny Lee (Easy Rider) Gibbs, age 45, of Maysville, GA, died January 27, 2011.Mr. Gibbs was born in Gainesville, GA. He was a long haul truck driver. Johnny was preceded in death ...

White

Alfred Edward Smith, 89, Cleveland
Alfred Edward Smith, age 89 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at Friendship Nursing Home in Cleveland, following an extended illness.Funeral services are sch ...
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Phillips (P.) Parks Duncan, age 78, of Cleveland. Mr. Duncan passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at Northeast Geo ...
Willard Cantrell, 71, Cleveland
Mr. Willard Cantrell, age 71, of Cleveland, passed away, Thursday, January 27, 2011 at his residence.Mr. Cantrell was born in White County on March 31, 1940 to the late William And ...
'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.