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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 4th, 2011

Dawson

Cleo Swafford Bruce, 91, Dawsonville
Cleo Swafford Bruce, 91, of Dawsonville passed away Friday November 4, 2011 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness.Born October 9, 1920 to the late Carl and Mae Sw ...
Ernest David Bruce, 67, Dawsonville
Ernest David Bruce, 67, of Dawsonville passed away Friday November 4, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Born May 31, 1944 to the late Lee and R ...

Habersham

George Joseph Harris, 79, Demorest
George Joseph Harris, age 79 of Demorest, passed away Friday, November 04, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Harris was born July 12, 1932 in Habersham County the son o ...

Hall

Joann Bales, 61, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. JoAnn Bales, 61, of Gainesville. Interment will follow at Alta Vista Cemetery ...
Paul Garland Seals, age 81, passed away peacefully at his home Friday evening, November 4, 2011, surrounded by family and friends and supported by Compassionate Hospice. Born in So ...

Jackson

Thomas Lee Whitsel, 72, Commerce
Mr. Thomas Lee Whitsel, age 72, of Commerce, GA died Friday, November 4, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Whitsel was born in Jackson County to the late Andy and Bell Roberts Whitsel. H ...

Lumpkin

Henry Homer Blackwell, 72, Dahlonega
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Henry Homer Blackwell, age 72 of Dahlonega. Mr. Blackwell passed away Friday, November 04, 2011. Mr. Blackwell's ...
Thelma Barker Malone, 97, Dahlonega
Mrs. Thelma Barker Malone, age 97, of Dahlonega, GA, died November 4, 2011 at Gold City Convalescent Home.Mrs. Malone was a native of Millinocket, Maine and lived in North Palm Bea ...
'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.