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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 6th, 2012

Banks

Genelle Byrd Rylee, 89, Homer
Mrs. Genelle Byrd Rylee, age 89, of Homer, GA died Thursday, December 06, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. Rylee was born in Carnesville to the late Garland and Alma Jones Byrd. She ...
Louise Shannon, 103, Homer
Louise Shannon, age 103, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2012, at a local care facility. Miss Shannon was born on June 14, 1909, in Banks County, Georgia; d ...

Dawson

Carolyn Irene Higgins, 75, Dawsonville
Carolyn Irene Higgins, 75, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday December 6, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a short illness.Born February 14, 1937 to the late Dav ...
John "J.P." Hammond, 21, Dawsonville
John "J. P." Hammond, 21, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday December 6, 2012. Born May 15, 1991 in Hendersonville, Tennessee, Mr. Hammond was a 2009 graduate of Excelle ...
Marie Elrod, 62, Dawsonville
Marie Elrod, 62, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday December 6, 2012 at Emory University Hospital.Born March 11, 1950 to the late Fred Sr. and Joy Stephens, she had been a residen ...

Habersham

Frances Ellison Burke, 94, Cornelia
Frances Ellison Burke, age 94, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2012, at a local care facility. Mrs. Burke was born on August 1, 1918, in Habersham County ...

Hall

Adrian Nunez, 55, Flowery Branch
Mr. Adrian Nunez, age 55, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, December 6, 2012. Memorial Services will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at Covenant Connections Churc ...
Vernon Burton, Jr.,, 62, Gainesville
Vernon Burton, Jr., age 62 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday Evening, December 6, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...

Jackson

Dorothy Martin, 92, Commerce
Mrs. Dorothy Martin, age 92, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, December 06, 2012 at Wilbanks Country Living. Mrs. Martin was born in Maysville, GA to the late Lon and Essie Cotton H ...
Emmett Sanford Duren, 90, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Emmett Sanford Duren 90 of Commerce who died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. He was the son of the late Milton Marion and Popie Little Duren and ...

Stephens

Donald G. Jones, 56, Toccoa
Mr. Donald G. Jones, age 56, of Toccoa died Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at Stephens County Hospital. He was born in Commerce to the late, Charles Edward and Lois Frances Slayton J ...
'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.