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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Nov 14th, 2012

Dawson

Wallace L. Crowder, 74, Dawsonville
Wallace L. Crowder, 74, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday November 14, 2012 following a short illness.Born May 9, 1938 in Marietta, Georgia to the late James "Jim" and ...

Forsyth

Rex Leon Callaway, 87, Cumming
Rex Leon Callaway, 87, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, November 14th, 2012. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a Veteran of WWII. The family will ...
Victor Lavon Lee, 88, Cumming
Victor Lavon Lee, age 88, was born July 24, 1924 in Blue Mountain, Mississippi. He was the son of Victor Leon Lee and Hermie Childers Lee. During his infancy, the family relocated ...

Gwinnett

Juliet Thompson, 68, Lawrenceville
Ms. Juliet Thompson, age 68, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. She is survived by her daughters, Natasha Spraggs, Lawrenceville, GA, Monique Campbe ...

Hall

Barbara Ann Conner, 71, Gainesville
Barbara Ann Conner, age 71 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday Afternoon, November 14, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for S ...
Frank E. Slaton, 78, Flowery Branch
Frank E. Slaton, 78, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday November 14, 2012 at Embracing Hospice following a period of declining health.Born July 20, 1934 in Dawson County to th ...
Rev. William Victor Shaffer, 74, Gainesville
Rev. William Victor Shaffer, Jr, 74, of Gainesville, GA, formerly of Tupelo, MS, passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2012. He was veteran of the United States Navy where he served ...
Richard Edward Venson, 71, Flowery Branch
Mr. Richard Edward Venson, age 71, of Flowery Branch, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. Visitation ...
Victor Durham Williams, 83, Gainesville
Victor Durham Williams, age 83, of Gainesville, GA died at home with his family present on November 14, 2012. Born in Winder, GA he was predeceased by his parents, Robert & Eli ...

White

Eddie Lee Martin, 73, Cleveland
Eddie Lee Martin, age 73 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Martin was born March 19, 1939 in Dahlonega to the late Ze ...
Margaret Emily VanHorn, 72, Cleveland
Mrs. Margaret Emily VanHorn age 72 of Cleveland passed away Wednesday November 14, 2012 at Northeast Ga Medical Center. Survivors include her husband, Jerry VanHorn Major U.S. Army ...
Marlene Rector, 60, Cleveland
Marlene Rector age 60 of Cleveland passed away Wednesday November 14, 2012 at Halcyon Hospice in Atlanta following a long battle with ALS.Mrs. Rector was born December 14, 1951 in ...
Tommie Thomas, 94, Cleveland
Mr. Tommie T. Thomas age 94 of Cleveland passed away Wednesday November 14, 2012 at Habersham County Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Thomas was born in Blairsville, Ga ...
'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.