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Local Obits for Wed. Sep 28th, 2011

Dawson

Eula Idelle Evans, 96, Dawsonville
Eula Idelle Evans, 96, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday September 28, 2011 at Gold City Convalescent Center following a period of declining health.Born December 15, 1914 in Ha ...

Forsyth

Donna Jean Edgil, 73, Cumming
Donna Jean Edgil, age 73, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2011. She attended River of Life Church of God. Donna was a medical receptionist for over 35 years worki ...

Gwinnett

Bessie Herrera, 92, Lawrenceville
Bessie Herrera, age 92 of Lawrenceville, GA died Wednesday, September 28, 2011 after an extended illness.Funeral Service will be held Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton ...

Habersham

Carrenia Pritchett Bonds, age 92 formerly of Baldwin, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2011, at Habersham Home following an extended illness.Born on November 26, 1918 in Banks ...
Willard B. Garrison, 84, Cornelia
Willard B. Garrison, age 84, of Cornelia, GA, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at Habersham County Medical Center.Born in Banks County on September 08, 1927, he was a son ...

Hall

Burl Jackson Word, 85, Flowery Branch
Burl Jackson Word, husband of 57 years to Ruby Word, father of three, grandfather of eight, and friend or relative to many, died unexpectedly of natural causes on Wednesday, Septem ...
Isabelle Jackson, 76, Gainesville
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 1, 2011 in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Mrs. Isabelle Jackson, 76 of Gainesville who passed a ...
Mattie Belle Duncan, 88, Gainesville
Little & Davenport Funeral Home announces the death of Mattie Belle Duncan, 88, of Gainesville. Complete arrangements will be announced later.Those wishing to send online condo ...
Ralph J. Swafford, Gainesville
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces memorial services for Ralph J. Swafford of Gainesville who passed away on Wednesday at the Kindred Hospital in Atlanta. Born in Gwinnett Cou ...
Samuel Henry Forbes, 84, Gainesville
Little & Davenport Funeral Home announces the death of Samuel Henry Forbes, 84, of Gainesville. Complete arrangements will be announced later.Those wishing to send online condo ...

Jackson

Eugene Halski, 91, Talmo
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Eugene "Gene" Halski, age 91, who died peacefully Wednesday September 28, 2011 at his assisted living residence in Athens. Liste ...
'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.