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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 11th, 2012

Dawson

Homer Henson, 85, Dawsonville
Homer Henson, 85, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday February 11, 2012 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a sudden illness. Born December 18, 1926 in Polk County, Tennessee t ...
Lucian "Luke" Callas, 87, Dawsonville
Lucian Evan (Luke) Callas of Dawsonville, age of 87, died February 11, 2012 at Sunrise Assisted Living in Johns Creek, GA. Mr. Callas, born in Mountain Rest, S.C. on August 23, 192 ...

Forsyth

Charlie Brice Smith, 91, Ball Ground
Charlie Brice Smith, age 91, of Ball Ground, GA, passed away Friday, February 10, 2012. He was a member of Liberty Grove Baptist Church. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-l ...

Habersham

Charles Edward Moore, 69, Mt. Airy
Mr. Charles Edward Moore, age 69, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 11, 2012, at his residence surrounded by his family following a brief illness.M ...
Rosie Gosnell Hubbard, 80, Demorest
Rosie Gosnell Hubbard, age 80 of Demorest, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2012, at her residence.Born in Banks County on December 5, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Brad ...

Hall

Annette Studivant, Gillsville
On Saturday, February 11, 2012 as Jesus looked over his rose garden, He spotted a beautiful rose. He whispered softly, "Annette come and go with me to my Father's house& ...
Archie Hanes Vandiver, 94, Gainesville
Mrs. Archie Hanes Vandiver, age 94, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, February 11, 2012. Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 13, 2012, at Alta Vista Cemetery ...
Mary E. (Philyaw) Hall, 65, Gainesville
Mary Elaine (Philyaw) Hall, age 65, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm ...
Michael Lee Durden, 26, Hoschton
Michael Lee Durden, age 26, of Hoschton passed away Saturday, February 11, 2012.He is survived by his parents Robert M. Durden and wife Nancy of Hoshcton; Peggy Leigh Durden of Law ...

Jackson

Edith Beatty, 88, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Edith Louise Hayes Beatty, age 88, of Pendergrass, who passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2012. Mrs. Beatty was born in Walhalla. ...
Lathan Banks, 85, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Lathan Freeman Banks, age 85, of Jefferson, who passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2012. Mr. Banks was born in Jackson County, a so ...
'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.