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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Apr 7th, 2012

Dawson

Clara Louise Bennett Smith, 92, Dawsonville
Clara Louise Bennett Smith, 92, went to her heavenly home on Saturday April 7, 2012 at her residence in Dawson County. Born October 2, 1919 in Forsyth County to the late Arch and ...
Victor L. Maret, 62, Dawsonville
Victor L. Maret, 62, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday April 7, 2012 at Duke University Hospital following an extended illness. Born March 15, 1950 in Dekalb County, he had lived ...

Habersham

Beverly Crow Chambers, 80, Cornelia
Beverly Crow Chambers, age 80, of Cornelia, passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2012.Mrs. Chambers was born in Cornelia on February 14, 1932, to the late Ben and Esta Wood Crow. In a ...

Hall

Mildred B. Allison, 83, Gainesville
Mildred B. Allison of Piedmont Road Gainesville, GA passed away Saturday April 7th 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral Services will be held at 11am on Wed. April 11t ...
Phil Lamar Harrison, 76, Lavonia
SMr. Phil Lamar Harrison, age 76, of Lavonia, died Saturday, April 7, 2012 at his home following an extended illness.Born October 30, 1935 in Lavonia, he was the son of the late Ho ...

White

Robert Franklin Owens, 56, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announcing the death of Mr. Robert Franklin Owens, age 56 of Cleveland. Mr. Owens was born on February 5, 1956 in Dallas, Georgia to the late R ...
'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.