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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 4th, 2011

Banks

Grace Whited, 69, Maysville
Little and Davenport Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Grace Whited, 69, of Maysville. Mrs. Whited died February 4, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday, ...

Forsyth

David Edward Jekot, 58, Cumming
David Edward Jekot, 58, of Cumming, GA died on February 4, 2011 at Northside Hospital Forsyth. Born in Chicago, IL he was the son of the late Stanley and Adrianne Jekot.David was ...
James O. Hammond, 84, Sandy Springs
James O. Hammond, 84, died February 4, 2011, in Sandy Springs, Georgia. He was born March 20th, 1926 in Atlanta, Georgia and he was preceded in death by his parents Mary Oxford and ...
Ruby Era Day, 90, Cumming
Ruby Era Day, age 90, of Cumming, passed away Friday, February 4, 2011.She was a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church, but attended her childhood church, Bethelview United Methodist ...

Habersham

John C. Herrin, 79, Demorest
John C. Herrin, age 79, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Friday, February 4, 2011, following an extended illness. Mr. Herrin was born on June 14, 1931, in Habersham County, Geo ...

Hall

Cirilo Martinez, NA, Gainesville
Cirilo Martinez, Athens Street, Gainesville, Ga... Passed away Friday Feb. 4, 2011. Funeral Arrangements will be announced by Memorial Park Funeral Home, Memorial Park Road, Ga ...
Edward Paul Rowswell, 71, Cleveland
Edward Paul Rowswell, age 71 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, February 04, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Rowswell was born October 16, 1939 in Buffalo, New York to ...
Evelene Stowe Reidling, 62, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Ms. Evelene Stowe Reidling, age 62 of Commerce Ga., who passed away on Friday, February 4, 2011. Mrs. Reidling was born in Jackson Co. o ...
John Charles Godek, Jr., 69, Gainesville
Mr. John Charles Godek, Jr. age 69, of Gainesville, passed away Friday, February 4, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966.

Jackson

Fidel "Rod" Rodriguez, Jr, 79, Braselton
Mr. Fidel "Rod" Rodriguez, Jr. age 79, of Braselton, passed away Friday, February 4, 2011. Memorial Services will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 6, 2011 at Lawson Fu ...

Lumpkin

Thelma Louise Ray Welch, 88, Dahlonega
Thelma Louise Ray Welch, 88 of Dahlonega GA. Died February 4, 2011 with her loving family by her side. She is predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Fred Welch, Sr.; parents Mil ...

Rabun

George Rollin Lunsford, 61, formerly of Clayton
George Rollin Lunsford, 61, formerly of Clayton, passed away February 4, 2011.Rollin was born in Rabun County the son of the J.R. Lunsford and the late Sarrah Christine Deason. Rol ...
Hazel G. Henson, 84, Clayton
Hazel G. Henson, age 84, a long-time resident of Clayton, Georgia, died Thursday, February 3, 2011, after an extended illness.A native of Chickamauga, Georgia, she is survived by h ...
'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.