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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 16th, 2011

Forsyth

Jean Anderegg Petree, 70, Cumming
Jean Anderegg Petree, 70, beloved wife and mother peacefully passed away at home in Suwanee, GA on December 16, 2011 after a brief but valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. She fo ...
Lillie Dishroon, age 90, a long time resident of Forsyth County, passed away Friday, December 16, 2011. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim ...

Gwinnett

Barbara Jean Johnson, 66, Dacula
Barbara Jean Johnson, age 66, of Dacula, GA, passed away at her home on Friday, December 16, 2011. Mrs. Johnson's body will be cremated. A private family memorial may be held ...
Charles William Frith, 85, Buford
Charles William Frith, age 85 of Buford, GA died suddenly Friday, December 16, 2011. Mr. Frith has been cremated and a memorial service will be held later. Hamilton Mill Memorial C ...

Hall

Harold Breider, 94, Gainesville
Mr. Harold Breider passed away Friday, December 16, 2011 at age 94. Mr. Breider, originally from Mishicot and Two Rivers, Wisconsin, is survived by two sisters, Mary Rose Popovic ...
Lucie Benwald, 95, Flowery Branch
Ms. Lucie Benwald, age 95, of Flowery Branch passed away December 16, 2011 at Willow Wood Nursing Center. A private Memorial Service will be scheduled at a later date.Memorial P ...

White

Mary Diane Macdonald, 71, Cleveland
Mary Diane Macdonald, age 71 of Cleveland, passed away December 16, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Ms. Macdonald was born November 28, 1940 in Moline, Illinois to the la ...
'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.