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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 11th, 2011

Forsyth

Jeanne A. Schehr, 61, Cumming
Jeanne A. Schehr, 61, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Friday, November 11th, 2011 after a courageous battle.At this time the family will be having a memorial service at a later ...

Gwinnett

Larry H. Quickel, 74, Dacula
Larry H. Quickel, age 74 of Dacula, GA died suddenly Friday, November 11, 2011.Mr. Quickel has been cremated and a Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 11 AM ...

Habersham

Carolyn Nix Skelton, 63, Mt. Airy
Carolyn Nix Skelton, age 63, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 11, 2011, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Skelton was born in ...
Phyllis Beatrice Brook Backes, 97, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Phyllis Beatrice Brook Backes, age 97, of Clarkesville will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, November 15, 2011 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Billy Burre ...

Hall

Barbara "MamaBob" Griffin Strickland, age 86 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral ...
Herbert Barner Buffington, age 94, of Lula passed away November 11, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Mr. Buffington was born September 21, 1 ...
Jeffeory "Scott" Butts, 38, Gainesville
Jeffeory "Scott" Butts, 38 of Gainesville, Ga., passed away on Friday, November 11, 2011 following an extended illness.He is preceded in death by his father Mr. Doyle But ...
Kathleen "Pat" Cleghorn, 79, Gainesville
Kathleen "Pat" Cleghorn, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, November 11, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral ...

Jackson

Charlie F. McEver, 19, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Charlie F. McEver, 19, of 276 Crestwood Cir. in Commerce who passed away at his residence early Friday morning. Born in Commerc ...
'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.