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Local Obits for Tue. May 10th, 2011

Banks

Donald Davis Hill, 84, Homer
Donald Davis Hill, age 84, of Homer, GA died Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at his residence.Mr. Hill was born in Banks County to the late Ethel Gillespie and John C. Hill, Sr. Mr. Hill wa ...

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Rachel Mae Jackson, 69, Winder
Rachel Mae Jackson, age 69, of Winder, passed away Monday, May 9, 2011. She was a member of Cumming Second Baptist Church. Rachel is preceded in death by her mother, Effie Garner a ...

Forsyth

Gertrude Whitt Holbrook, 93, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2011. She was a native Forsyth County. She was preceded in death by her husband John Holbrook.She is survived by nieces an ...
ROBERT WILLIAM CARNEY, PhD, 88, of Cumming, Georgia passed away with his loving family and friends at his side on Monday May 9th, 2011. He was a Veteran of the United States Army.H ...

Habersham

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Jennifer Denise Stephens, 29, of Alto.Mrs. Stephens died Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at Habersham Medical Center in Demorest.B ...
John Talmon Pendergrass, 91, Cornelia
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home announces the death of John Talmon Pendergrass, age 91 of Cornelia, GA who passed away Monday, May 10, 2011. Arrangements are incomplete ...

Hall

Harry Jefferson Burns, 73, Gainesville
HARRY JEFFERSON BURNS, 73, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Tuesday May 10th, 2011. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday May 13th, 2011 from the hour ...
Harry Wilson Martin, 92, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011, at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Harry Wilson Martin, 92 of Gainesville . The Rev. Paul Evans and Dr. Je ...
James Steven Irving, 25, Gainesville
James Steven Irving, age 25, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2011 in Anderson, South Carolina. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Saturday, ...
'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.