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Local Obits for Tue. Dec 18th, 2012

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Mitchell Ronnie Dixon, 62, Auburn
Mitchell Ronnie Dixon, age 62, of Auburn passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2012.Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonf ...

Forsyth

Maxwell Charles Deisch, 44, Cumming
Maxwell Charles Deisch,44 died Tuesday, December 18th 2012. He was a devoted father, husband and an active member in his church and choir. He survived by his wife of 17 years, Lei ...
Ronald Stephen Sperhac, 71, Cumming
Ronald Stephen Sperhac, 71, of Cumming, GA died at Northside Hospital Forsyth on December 18, 2012.Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at the C ...

Gwinnett

Robert Edward Leak, Jr., 58, Sugar Hill
Mr. Robert Edward Leak, Jr., age 58, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at his residence. He is survived by his sister, Elaine Howser of Flowery Branch, GA ...

Habersham

Glayds Dalton Poole, 85, Baldwin
Glayds Dalton Poole, age 85, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at Habersham Medical Center. Mrs. Poole was born on January 14, 1927, in Banks County, ...

Hall

Charles Wayne Butler, 61, Gainesville
Charles Wayne Butler, age 61 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are sched ...
Harry Frank Ebner, 84, Gainesville
Harry Frank Ebner, 84, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at his residence with his family by his side. He was a member of Cumming First United Methodist Ch ...
Louise Kubiak Baker, 97, Gainesville
Mrs. Louise Kubiak Baker, age 97 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at her residence following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Thur ...
Mildred Irene Saxon, 88, Gainesville
Mildred Irene Saxon, age 88 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at Gateway Health & Rehab following an extended illness. Funeral services are ...
Roy Jay Smith, 82, Gainesville
Roy Jay Smith, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are s ...

Jackson

Mrs. Betty Alice (Gossman) Finney, 78 of Hoschton, passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born September 27, 1934 in Homestead, Florida, B ...
Charles Algernon Thomas, 85, Commerce
Mr. Charles Algernon Thomas, Sr, age 85, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Thomas was born in Decatur, GA to the late Otis H. ...

Other

Kenneth Vaughn Woodring, 64, Alpharetta
Kenneth Vaughn Woodring, age 64 of Alpharetta, passed away on Tuessday, December 18, 2012 at his residence following a sudden illness. Memorial services are ...
William David Jenkins, age 70, of Oxford passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawso ...
'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.