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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 15th, 2011

Forsyth

Robert Couch, 73, Dawsonville
Robert "Bob" Couch, 73, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday September 15, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health.Born January 21, ...

Gwinnett

David Ronald Francey, 64, Suwanee
With great sadness we announce the sudden passing of David Ronald Francey on September 15, 2011, age 64.Beloved husband of Lee; loving father of Michael, Erin (Nate), Ryan, and Mea ...

Hall

James W. Beaubien, 79, Gainesville
Mr. James W. "Jim" Beaubien, age 79, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, September 15, 2011.Funeral Mass is scheduled for 10:00 am Saturday, September 17, 201 ...
James Whitman Beaubien, 79, Gainesville
Mr. James Whitman. "Jim" Beaubien, age 79, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, September 15, 2011 at his residence following a sudden illness.Funeral Mass is s ...
Ora Lee Watkins Little, 90, Flowery Branch
Ora Lee Watkins Little (Bogie) of Flowery Branch, passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at Willow Wood Nursing Home following an extended illness.Funeral services are schedul ...
Ruby Turk Lontka, 89, Flowery Branch
Ruby Turk Lontka, 89, of Flowery Branch, passed away on September 15, 2011. Graveside services for will be held on Saturday, September 17 at 2:00 PM at Chestnut Mountain Presbyter ...

Jackson

Betty Ann Gasaway, 76, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Betty Ann Long Gasaway, 76, of Monroe who passed away today at the Landmark Hospital in Athens.Born in Jackson County, she was t ...
Margaret L. Mosley, 56, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Margaret L. Mosley 56 of Commerce who died Sept. 15, 2011. Survivors include 2 daughters Amy Ritchie of Commerce and Melissa (Preston)Weldo ...

Lumpkin

Phillip Rider, 52, Dahlonega
Mr. Phillip Rider, age 52, of Dahlonega, GA died Thursday, September 15, 2011, at his home following an extended illness.Phillip was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin Count ...

White

Bonnie Sue Turner, 74, Cleveland
Bonnie Sue Turner, age74 of Fayetteville formerly of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, September 15, 2011. Ms. Turner was born October 16, 1936 in White County to the late David and ...
'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.