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Local Obits for Thu. May 31st, 2012

Dawson

Chris Parker, 53, Dawsonville
Chris Parker, 53, of Gainesville passed away Thursday May 31, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a short illness.Born November 30, 1958 in Decatur, Illinois to the ...

Gwinnett

Howard C. "Buddy" Ebert, age 69 of Buford, GA died Thursday, May 31, 2012. Funeral Service will be held Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 5:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. ...

Habersham

Eva Kathryn Simmons Smith, 91, Baldwin, formely of Demorest
Eva Kathryn Simmons Smith, age 91, of Baldwin, Georgia, formerly of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2012.Ms. Smith was born on October 2, 1920, in Jackson Count ...
Haymon "Hammer" Johnson, age 44, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2012, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.Hammer was born in Seneca ...
Marie Cammer Mead, 77, Clarkesville
Hillside Memorial Chapel announces the death of Marie Cammer Mead, age 77, of Clarkesville.Mrs. Mead died May 31, 2012 at Athens Regional Medical Center.Those wishing may send cond ...

Hall

John R. "Charlie" Pierson, Jr., age 61 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...
Mildred Faye Stevens, 72, Gainesville
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2012, in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Mrs. Mildred Faye Stevens, 72, of Gainesville.Those wis ...
Raymond Harold Sewell, 68, Murrayville
Mr. Raymond Harold Sewell, 68 of Murrayville, Ga. died Thursday May 31, 2012 at his residence. Born in Hartwell, Georgia, Mr. Sewell had lived in Hall County for most of his life. ...
Sarah Edge, 86, Gainesville
Sarah Elizabeth Edge, age 86 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at New Horizon's West Nursing Home following an extended illness. Fune ...
William "Bill" Greer, 87, Gainesville
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday June 4, 2012, at Lanier Village Estates Chapel for William "Bill" Greer, 87, of Gainesville. Interment will follow in ...

Stephens

Ines Rehnelt Caldwell, 51, Toccoa
Hillside Memorial Chapel announces the death of Ines Rehnelt Caldwell, age 51, of Toccoa.Mrs. Caldwell died May 31, 2012 at Northside Hospital.Those wishing may send condolences at ...
'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.