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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jan 4th, 2011

Forsyth

Frances Lillian Sklenka, 105, Cumming
As a young girl, Frances Lillian Sklenka arrived in America with her mother- the year was 1907. They had no way of finding her father that had arrived before them. As they wander ...

Habersham

Bernice Sutton Warren, age 86, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2011. Mrs. Warren was born on December 9, 1924, in White County, Georgia to the late John L. ...
Mildred Willis Bow, 91, Cornelia
Mildred Willis Bow, age 91, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Monday, January 3, 2011.Mrs. Bow was born on February 1, 1919, in Westminister, South Carolina to the late Clarence ...

Hall

Minnie Louise Cox, 91, Gainesville
Minnie Louise Cox, age 91, of Gainesville, Ga. Arrangements to be announced by Wimberly & Jackson, Gainesville, 770-536-3251
Roy Wilburn Tanner, 69, Oakwood
Roy Wilburn Tanner, age 69 of Oakwood, passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at his residence following a brief illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, ...
'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.