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Local Obits for Tue. Dec 25th, 2012

Forsyth

Foster Lionel Potts, 88, Cumming
Foster Lionel Potts, of Cumming, GA, age 88, passed away on Christmas Day, December 25, 2012. F.L. retired after 28 years of service from Georgia Power and was the owner of F.L. Po ...

Gwinnett

Norma Lee McDonald, 84, Buford
Mrs. Norma Lee McDonald, age 84, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 25, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill McDonald; parents, Booker and Floyce Lee; a ...
Sheila Ray Aycock, 56, Lawrenceville
Mrs. Sheila Ray Aycock, age 56, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 25, 2012. She is survived by her husband of forty-one years, Erwin Aycock, Lawrenceville, GA; ...

Hall

Ben Marlyn Mason, 82, Gainesville
Mr. Ben Marlyn Mason, 82 of Gainesville died Tuesday December 25, 2012 at his residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Mason was the son of the late Gordon and Nellie Mar ...
Ernest Whatley Higgins, Jr, 69, Gainesville
Ernest Whatley Higgins, Jr. of Gainesville, Georgia, died quietly at home the evening of Tuesday, December 25, 2012. Ernie is survived by his wife, Chris Pepper; his mother, Jane B ...
John Lawton Hatcher, 78, Gainesville
Mr. John Lawton Hatcher, age 78, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are schedule ...

Lumpkin

James Henry "Buck" Berry, 62, Dahlonega
Mr. James Henry "Buck" Berry, age 62, of Dahlonega, GA, died Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at the Atlanta VA Medical Center."Buck" was born in Hall County and had ...
Mildred Roberta (Jones) Bostwick, 86, of Dahlonega, formerly of Duluth, GA, passed peacefully on Christmas morning, December 25,2012. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, Ja ...
'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.