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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 7th, 2012

Dawson

Mary McRoberts Walsh, 63, Dawsonville
Mary McRoberts Walsh, 63, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday December 17, 2011 at her residence following an extended illness.Born December 15, 1948 in St. Petersburg, FL to the l ...

Hall

Carolyn Teresa Yawn, 49, Gainesville
Carolyn Teresa Yawn, age 49 of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at her residence peacefully in her sleep. Memorial services are schedule ...
Cathy Lynn Conley, 53, Gainesville
Cathy Lynn Conley, 53, of Gainesville passed away on Jan. 7, 2012 at her residence following a extended battle with Brain Cancer.Mrs. Conley was born May 22, 1958 in Charlotte NC. ...

Jackson

Ronnie Dale Westbrook, 57, Commerce
Mr. Ronnie Dale Westbrook, age 57, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, January 07, 2012 at Northridge Medical Center. Mr. Westbrook was born in Biloxi, MS to the late Leonard Dave and ...

White

John Robert Hughes, 87, Cleveland
John Robert Hughes, 87, of Cleveland, Georgia passed away at his residence on Saturday, January 7th, 2012. His loving family was at his side. John was a veteran of the United State ...
'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.