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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 13th, 2012

Banks

Phillip Dwight Blackburn, age 59, of Homer, Georgia passed away on Friday, January 13, 2012, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Blackburn was born in Jackson County, Geor ...

Forsyth

Mary Cecelia Senka, 91, Cumming
MARY CECELIA SENKA, 91, of Canton, Georgia passed away on Friday, January 13th, 2012.The family will be receiving friends at the Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home located in St. Peters ...

Gwinnett

Douglas Howard Jones, 68, Suwanee
Douglas Howard Jones The utmost example of wisdom, intellect, determination, philanthropy, and relentless love for his family, Douglas Howard Jones, son of Joe Brown Jones and Lois ...

Hall

Hortense Nix, 83, Cleveland
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00a.m. Tuesday January 17, 2012 at Oak Grove Baptist Church for Mrs. Hortense Nix age 83 of Cleveland. The Rev. Brian Malcom and Rev. Earl Pir ...
Hortense T. Nix, NA, Gainesville
Hortense T. Nix of Gainesville passed away Friday January 13. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.
James Lendy Watkins, 68, Murrayville
James "Lendy" Watkins, age 68, of Murrayville, Georgia, passed away, Friday, January 13, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 ...
John David "Red" Wilson, 86, Clermont
Mr. John David "Red" Wilson age 86, of Clermont, passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his family on Friday, January 13, 2012 at his residence following an ex ...
Shirley Fields, 86, Gainesville
Funeral services for, Shirley Fields age 86 of Gainesville will be held January 15,2012 at 2:30 p.m. in Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. David Foster will officiate. Intrerment ...

Jackson

Mary Helen Cole, 77, Commerce
Mrs. Mary Helen Cole, age 77 of Commerce died Thursday, January 12, 2012 at Hill Haven Nursing Home. Mrs. Cole was born in Commerce to the late, Claude and Hassie Mae McElreath Ec ...
'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.