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Local Obits for Wed. May 4th, 2011

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Jae Ho Yoo, 77, Auburn
Mr. Jae Ho Yoo age 77 of Auburn, passed way Wednesday, May 4, 2011. Funeral services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home,35 First Street, Hoschton, G ...

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Lawrence A. Holtzclaw, 74, Cumming
Lawrence A. Holtzclaw, age 74, of Cumming, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 4, 2011. He was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. Lawrence is preceded in death by his pare ...
Ruth Benson Hutchinson passed away on May 4, 2011. She was preceded by her parents, Thomas Landrum Benson and Lillian Simpson Benson of Columbia, SC, her sister, Lillian Benson Ut ...

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Ellen Whitmire Hammond, 85, Mt. Airy
Funeral services for Ellen Whitmire Hammond, age 85, of Mt. Airy will be Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Billy Burrell will officiate with ...
Retha Murphy, 50, Cornelia
Mrs. Retha Murphy, age 50, of Cornelia, GA, died Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.Mrs. Murphy was a native of Hall County who had lived in Habers ...

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Enoch Dean Stephens, Gainesville
Enoch Dean Stephens, born September 28, 1933 in Gainesville, GA went home to be with the Lord and his beloved wife of 50 years, Allene on May 4, 2011.Dean was 77 years young and r ...
Sylvia C. Martin, 78, Oakwood
Sylvia C. Martin age 78 of Oakwood passed away May 4, 2011 at the Bell Home following a brief illness.Mrs. Martin was born July 10, 1932 in Rhode Island to the late John Smith and ...

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Mrs. Laurene Miller Chastain age 76 of Sautee passed away Wednesday May 4, 2011 at her residence. Mrs. Chastain was born in Hall County the daughter of the late David P. and Christ ...
'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.