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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jan 17th, 2012

Banks

Elsie Terry Sutton, 83, Alto
Elsie Terry Sutton, age 83, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2012, following a sudden illness at the residence. Mrs. Sutton was born in Alto, Georgia on July 6, ...

Forsyth

Jimmy Lamar Thompson, 72, Cumming
Jimmy Lamar Thompson, age 72, of Holly Springs, GA, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2012. He was a member of Longstreet Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, R ...
Lorene Fowler, age 75, of Forsyth County, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2012. Graveside services will be held Friday, January 20th at 2:00 pm at Sawnee View Memorial Gardens w ...

Habersham

Richard E. Nix, 67, Demorest
Richard E. Nix, age 67, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2012, at the Habersham Medical Center.Mr. Nix was born on September 14, 1944, in Hall County, Geor ...

Hall

Denise Morgan Dean, 49, Gainesville
Denise Morgan Dean, 49, of Gainesville passed away January 17, 2012. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Those wishing to send online condolences may do so at www.maso ...
Polly Wiley Turner, 78, Lula
Polly Wiley Turner, age 78, of Lula, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2012, at the Mountain View Health Care Center in Clayton, Georgia. Mrs. Turner was born on Novembe ...
'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.