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Local Obits for Thu. Mar 17th, 2011

Forsyth

William Harry Croft, 71, Cumming
William Harry Croft, age 71, of Cumming, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2011. William was an Air Force Veteran and a member of Cumming New Life Church. He is preceded in death by ...

Gwinnett

Norma Jean Conner, 80, Buford
Norma Jean Conner, age 80, of Buford, GA, passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2011, following an extended illness. Funeral service will be held at 2 PM on Sunday, March 20, at Hamil ...

Jackson

Summie G. Rankin, 93, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Summie G. Rankin, 93, of Jefferson, Ga.Services will be Saturday March 26, 2011 at 2:00 at Evans Funeral Home Chapel. The family will ...

White

Virginia P. Mayer, 87, Cleveland
Mrs. Virginia P. Mayer, age 87, of Cleveland, Georgia, formerly of Haleyville, AL, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2011 at The Oaks at Limestone. Complete arrangements t ...
'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.