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Local Obits for Tue. Oct 9th, 2012

Habersham

Angela Leigh Williams, 54, Demorest
Angela Leigh Williams, age 54 of Demorest, passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at Peachtree Christian Hospice, Duluth, following a brief illness. Funeral ...
Vesta Charles Shirley, 91, Baldwin
Vesta Charles Shirley, age 91, passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2012. Ms. Shirley was born on August 25, 1921. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Edna Taylor ...

Hall

Catherine Pierce Gibbs, 93, Gainesville
Catherine Pierce Gibbs passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2012.Catharine is preceded in death by her parents Harold and Mary Otwell Pierce; husband, Lonnie Gibbs; sisters, Mary Ric ...
Clara Belle Williamson,, 87, Gainesville
Clara Belle Williamson, age 87 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday Morning, October 9, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...
David T. Freeman, Jr., 35, Gainesville
David T. Freeman, Jr. passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2012.Born in Atlanta Ga., he had lived in DeKalb County, Clayton County and in Hall County since 1991. He was the son of t ...
Fannie Paulette Loggins, 91, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, 2012 in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Mrs. Fannie Paulette Loggins, 91, of Gainesville w ...
Jennifer Lauren Reed, 31, Flowery Branch
Jennifer Lauren Reed, age 31 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at VistaCare Hospice at Emory, following an extended illness. Funeral services ar ...
John Mark Bridges, 57, Lula
Mr. John Mark Bridges, 57 of Lula died Tuesday October 9, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Bridges was the son of the late Geor ...

Lumpkin

Doris Jones Nelson, 75, Dahlonega
Doris Jones Nelson, age 75, of Dahlonega, GA died Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at UPAC of Lanier.Mrs. Jones was born September 2, 1937 in Asheville, NC to Floyd and Mattie Kay Dyer Jon ...

Other

Clyde Nelson Fitzpatrick, 96, Danielsville
Mr. Clyde Nelson Fitzpatrick, age 96, of Danielsville, GA died Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Fitzpatrick was born in Madison County to the late Ernest Obediah an ...

White

Vincent Arthur McCusker, 92, Cleveland
Vincent "Mac" McCusker, 92, joined his wife of 67 years, Margaret Lucy, in everlasting peace, on October 9, 2012. Vincent was born April 27, 1920 in Dunbar, Fayette Coun ...
'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.