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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Jul 6th, 2012

Dawson

Donald Kenimer, 76, Dawsonville
Donald Kenimer, 76, of Dawsonville passed away Friday July 6, 2012 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness. Born November 21, 1935 in Gainesville, GA to the late Wi ...

Forsyth

Ruby Garmon Pruitt, 71, formerly of Cumming
Mrs. Ruby Garmon Pruitt, age 71, of Tignall, formerly of Cumming passed away Friday, July 6, 2012 at University Hospital in Augusta, following an extended illness.Funeral Services ...

Habersham

Mary Ann Dover Whitten, 82, Cornelia
Mary Ann Dover Whitten, age 82, of Cornelia, Georgia, died on Friday, July 6, 2012, after a brief illness at Northeast Georgia Medical Center surrounded by her family.Mrs. Whitten ...

Hall

Gustav Francis Brown, 84, Cumming
Gustav Francis Brown, 84, of Cumming, GA (and formerly of Peekskill, NY) passed away July 6, 2012. Born in Peekskill, NY he was predeceased by his wife, Joanne Brown; parents, Gust ...

Lumpkin

Jean Ann Martin, 63, Dahlonega
Jean Ann Martin, age 63, of Dahlonega, passed away Friday, July 6, 2012. She was a member of Bethelview United Methodist Church. Survivors include her loving husband of 40 years, ...

Other

Laurie Ann Phillips, 39, Carnesville
Laurie Ann Phillips, age 39, of Carnesville, GA, passed away Friday, July 6, 2012.Born December 19, 1972 in West Palm Beach, FL, she was a daughter Jerry Lee Phillips and Liane Lau ...
Martha Darragh, 82, Atlanta
Martha Darragh, age 82 of Atlanta, passed away on Friday, July 6, 2012 at Covington Manor Nursing Home following an extended illness. Memorial services are s ...

White

Loretta McLaurin, 92, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announcing the death of Mrs. Loretta McLaurin, age 92 of Cleveland. Mrs. McLaurin passed away Friday, July 06, 2012. Funeral services are schedu ...
Russell Levi Allison, 94, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Russell Levi Allison, age 94. Mr. Allison passed away Friday, July 06, 2012.Services will be held 2:00 pm Monday July ...
'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.