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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 10th, 2011

Forsyth

Calvin Monroe Samples, 74, Cumming
Calvin Monroe Samples, age 74, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, December 10, 2011. He was a member of Roanoke Baptist Church. He loved to farm, fish and hunt. Monroe is prec ...
Karen B. Oxner, Cumming
Karen B. Oxner of Cumming, GA passed from this life on December 10,2011 to join her parents, Bruce and Jean Oxner, and sister Sherry J.Bridges.Kaye's unique flair for life, he ...

Habersham

Lunette Swanson Hamby, 88, Clarkesville
Lunette Swanson Hamby, age 88, of Clarkesville, GA, died Saturday, December 10, 2011 in Cleveland, GA, following an extended illness.Mrs. Hamby was born on September 22, 1923 in Ac ...

Hall

Clarence Templeton Hawkins, 78, Gainesville
Mr. Clarence Templeton Hawkins, age 78, passed away Saturday, December 10, 2011 at The Bell Minor Home following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Tues ...

Jackson

Joanne Bellamy Legg, 74, Commerce
Mrs. Joanne Bellamy Legg age 74 of Commerce died Saturday, December 10, 2011 at Kennestone Hospital. Mrs. Legg was born in Banks County to the late, William Parks and Kathleen Vau ...

Lumpkin

Carl Albert Robertson Jr., 65, Murrayville
Mr. Carl Albert Robertson Jr., age 65, of Murrayville, GA died Saturday, December 10, 2011 at his residence.Mr. Robertson was a native of St. Louis, MO who had lived in the Lumpkin ...
'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.