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Local Obits for Fri. May 11th, 2012

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William Frank Maxwell, age 65 of Lula, passed away Friday, May 11, 2012, at his residence. Born in Floyd County, GA on June 15, 1946, he was a son of the late Jessie and Katherine ...

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Frances Harben Thurmond, 84, Dawsonville
Frances Harben Thurmond, 84, of Dawsonville passed away Friday May 11, 2012 at New Horizons West following an extended illness.Born February 26, 1928 to the late John Silvey and Fl ...

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Elsie M. Davis, 58, Mt Airy
Elsie May Davis, age 58 of Mt. Airy, passed away Friday, May 11, 2012.Born in Ripley, West Virginia on April 4, 1954, she was a daughter of the late Pat and Julia Gates Ramsey. Mr ...
Larry Jennings Swain, 76, Baldwin
Larry Jennings Swain, age 76 of Baldwin, passed away Friday, May 11, 2012, at his residence. Born in Hunnington, West Virginia on July 21, 1935, he was the son of the late John and ...

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Austin Pethel, 87, Gainesville
Reverend Austin Pethel, age 87 of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, May 11, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sun ...
Bettie Young, 72, Gainesville
Bettie Young age 72 of Gainesville, GA passed away on May 11, 2012. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home.
Bettie Young Wilkins, 72, Gainesville
Mrs. Betty Sue Young Wilkins, age 72 of Gainesville, GA passed away on May 11, 2012. She is survived by her loving husband, Mr. Clyde E. Wilkins, three daughters: Matavien Smith, S ...
Jewell Stover, 65, Lula
Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday May 17, 2012 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Jewell W. "J.W." Stover, 65 ,of Lula, Ga.. Rev. Verner London officiating. ...
Ray Satterfield, 83, Gainesville
Ray Odell Satterfield passed away on Friday May 11, 2012 at New Horizon North Nursing Home following an extended illness. Ray was born in Cleveland, Georgia to the late Marvin & ...
Mr. William Herman "Bill" Collins, age 80, passed away Friday, May 11, 2012 at his home.Born February 10, 1932 in Stephens County, he was a son of the late Fred Lee and M ...

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Jean Edward David, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Jean Edward David of Cleveland. Mr. David passed away Friday, May 11, 2012.Memorial services are scheduled for 7:00pm ...
'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.