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Local Obits for Wed. Feb 8th, 2012

Banks

Lester L. Miller, 65, Alto
Lester L. Miller, Sr., age 65, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2012, at the Habersham Medical Center. Mr. Miller was born on October 12, 1946, in Lancaster, ...
Ralph Kesler, 73, Homer
Ralph E. Kesler, age 73, of Damascus Road, Homer, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. Mr. Kesler was born in Banks County, Georgia, on October 10, 1938, to the l ...

Forsyth

Laurie Susan Holland, 55, Cumming
Laurie Susan Holland, 55, of Cumming, GA died on February 8, 2012 at Northside Hospital Forsyth. Born in Savannah, GA she was the daughter of Evelyn Holland and Harold and Madge H ...

Habersham

Charles W. Hughes, 74, Demorest
Charles Wayne Hughes, age 74 of Demorest, passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2012, at Habersham Home. Born in Habersham County on February 22, 1937, he was the son of the late Robe ...

Hall

Barbara Lee Martin, 78, Gainesville
Barbara Lee Martin, age 78, of Gainesville passed away on Feb. 08. Those who wish to express online condolences to the Kesler family may do so by visiting our website at www.whitfi ...
Ernestean Porter Smith, 80, Gainesville
Ernestean Porter Smith, age 80 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at New Horizon's North Nursing Home following an extended illness.Funeral services are ...
Gloria James Smith, 63, Gainesville
Gloria James Smith, age 63, of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services are schedul ...
Margaret Lurline Duck Tanner, 92 died February 8, 2012 following a lengthy illness. Born in Braselton, GA, Jackson County on March 16, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Lester ...
Nancy Ann Hindle, 64, Gainesville
Nancy Ann Hindle, 64, of Gainesville passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 8, 2012.Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday February 11, 2012, in the chapel of ...

White

John L. Nix, 91, Cleveland
Mr. John L. Nix age 91 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, February 08, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Nix was born on July 27, 1920 in Gainesville to th ...
'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.