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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 12th, 2012

Banks

Leslie Thomas, 65, Alto
Leslie Thomas, age 65, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Thomas was born on December 13, 1946, in Banks Count ...
Nina Griffin Smith, 107, Alto
NINA GRIFFIN SMITH, age 107 of Alto, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, before moving to Alto Mrs. Smith resided in Chicago and in Atlanta most of her life. Mrs. ...

Dawson

Wanda Welch Tanner, 45, Dawsonville
Wanda Welch Tanner, 45, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday December 12, 2012 at her residence following a period of declining health.Born July 20, 1967 in Gainesville, Georgia, s ...

Forsyth

JoAnn Wood Sorrells, 67, Cumming
JoAnn Wood Sorrells, age 67, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, December 12th, 2012. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Mrs. Swafford is preceded in death ...
Nicole Amoakowa Fosu, 6, Cumming
Nicole Amoakowa Fosu, 6, of Cumming, GA died at Scottish Rite Hospital on December 12, 2012. Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the much-loved daughter of Nick and Mabel Fosu. She ...

Habersham

Rev. Donald Campbell, Sr., 82, Clarkesville
Rev. Donald Campbell, Sr., age 82, of Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, December 12, 2012, peacefully at home. Mr. Campbell was born in Jackson County ...
Violet Mae Byrd Watson, 92, Demorest
Funeral services for Violet Mae Byrd Watson, age 92, of Demorest will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, December 15, 2012 from the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Rev. Russ Barker, Rev. B ...

Hall

Rachel Ginn Barrett, 87, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Rachel Ginn Barrett, 87, Jefferson, Ga., who passed away on December 12, 2012.Mrs. Barrett was born in Franklin County, Ga. a daughte ...
Margarita Munoz, 78, Gainesville
Margarita Munoz, age 78 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Mark K. Christopher, Gainesville
Mark K. Christopher passed away on Wednesday December 12, 2012. He proudly served his country in the Coast Guard for 20 years. He was a devoted husband, father brother and friend. ...

Jackson

William "Billy" Marion Allison, age 72 of Braselton, passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral service ...

Lumpkin

Cora Mae Poore, 79, Dahlonega
Mrs. Cora Mae Poore, 79 of Dahlonega, was called home while surrounded by her family on December 12, 2012. Mrs. Poore is survived by her children; Robbie and (Rick) Goode of Dawson ...
Edna Mae Merck, 83, Dawsonville
Edna Mae Merck, age 83, of Dawsonville, GA (Lumpkin County) died peacefully on Tuesday, December, 12, 2012 with her children at her side.Ms. Merck was a native and lifelong residen ...
Efford M. Bruce, 69, Dahlonega
Mr. Efford M. Bruce, age 69, of Dahlonega, GA died Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at his residence following a two year battle with ALS.Efford was a native of Dawson County who had l ...

Other

Ethelene Nalley, 68, Villa Rica
Mrs. Ethelene Nalley age 68 of Villa Rica, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2012. Mrs. Nalley was born December 6, 1944 in Cleveland, Georgia the daughter of the late Marvin and ...

White

Monda Lou Baker, 80, Cleveland
Monda Lou Baker, 80, died peacefully on Wednesday December 12, 2012 at her home in Cleveland, Georgia, after a brief struggle with lung cancer. Monda was born April 17, 1932 in Lu ...
'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.