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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 20th, 2011

Dawson

Vonell Edmondson Chastain, 71, Dawsonville
Vonell Edmondson Chastain, 71, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday October 20, 2011 at her residence following a sudden illness.Born September 13, 1940 to the late Vergil and Mary ...

Habersham

Lillie Glover Land, 85, Cornelia
Lillie Glover Land, age 85, of Cornelia, Georgia, and formerly of Columbus Mississippi, passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2011, at a local medical center. Mrs. Land was born in ...

Hall

Charles Glenn Grier, 77, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00a.m. Saturday October 22, 2011 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Charles Glenn Grier age 77 of Gainesville. The Rev. Peggy Wage ...
Rev. Charles Howard Collins age 82 of Lula passed away Thursday Oct. 20, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Rev. Collins was born in Blairsville ...
JoAnn Heath Padgett, 53, Gainesville
Ms. JoAnn Heath Padgett, age 53, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, October 20, 2011 at Northeast Medical Center. A memorial service is scheduled for 7:00 pm Monday, O ...
Katie Ray Chester, 80, Gainesville
Katie Ray Chester, age 80 of Gainesville, Ga died Friday, October 21, 2011. Service will be held Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 2pm at the Rucker Memorial Church, 2251 Floyd Road, ...
W. Byron Turk, 94, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 22, 2011 at St. Paul United Methodist Church for W. Byron Turk, 94, of Gainesville.The family will receive friends at ...

Lumpkin

Judith Ann Tisdale, 64, Dahlonega
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Judith Tisdale, beloved wife and partner of William Tisdale who left for an adventure with our Lord in Heaven after ...
'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.