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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 19th, 2012

Forsyth

Agnes Madelyn Summers, 93, Cumming
Madelyn Summers passed away Thursday April 19, 2012 peacefully with family by her side at the age of 93. She was born August 1, 1918 in Pennsboro, West Virginia. She graduated wi ...
Barrie MacDonald James, 82, Cumming
Barrie MacDonald James, age 82, of Cumming, GA, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012Survivors include his children, Stephen (Lean) James, Valerie (Drew) Totty, Jennifer Bobbitt; g ...
Dorothy Kate Monroe, 81, Cumming
Dorothy Kate Monroe, age 81, a lifetime resident of Forsyth County, GA, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012. She was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. She is preceded in d ...
Susan Richards Spencer, 64, Cumming
Susan Richards Spencer (Stains), age 64, of Cumming, GA, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012. She was a member of Browns Bridge Community Church and attended First Baptist Church ...

Habersham

Joann Erwin Gerrin, 72, Clarkesville
Joann Erwin Gerrin, age 72, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2012, at her residence.Mrs. Gerrin was born on July 21, 1939, in Habersham County, Georgia, ...
Lou Emma Hames Elsberry, 92, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Lou Emma Hames Elsberry, age 92 of Tucson, Arizona and formerly of Habersham County will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, April 27, 2012 from the Hillside Memoria ...

Hall

Charles Strong, 85, Gainesville
Charles Strong, Jr. passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012 after a brief illness. Charlie was born in Bradenton, Florida, the son of the late Charles and Mary Mitchell Strong. In his ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Hettie Lorene Simmons Baird, age 65, of Braselton, Georgia who passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012. Mrs. Baird was born in North Ca ...
Mary Pugh Sprinkles, 69, Nicholson
Mrs. Mary Pugh Sprinkles, age 69, of Nicholson, GA passed away peacefully after a 2 ½ year courageous fight with cancer. Through out the entire illness Mrs. Sprinkles never ...

Lumpkin

Herman Loyd Byers Sr., 77, Hampton, formerly of Dahlonega
Mr. Herman Loyd Byers Sr., age 77, of Hampton, Georgia died April 19, 2012.Mr. Byers was a Lumpkin County native. He had lived in Hampton, Georgia for the past 44 years.He was the ...

White

George Roy Sutton Sr., 57, Cleveland
George Roy Sutton Sr. age 57 of Cleveland passed away Thursday April 19, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Sutton was born in Habersham County and lived most of his life in White County. ...
'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.