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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 13th, 2012

Banks

Otha M. Shannon, 91, Alto
Otha M. Shannon, age 91, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Monday, August 13, 2012. Mr. Shannon was born on January 14, 1921, in Homer, Georgia; son of the late Melvin Fletcher and M ...

Barrow

Lannie "June Bug" Howard Sanders, Jr., age 42, of Winder passed away, Monday, August 13, 2012. Lannie loved Nascar, his dogs, his family and was a Mason at Dacula Lodge 4 ...

Forsyth

John A Tallant, 65, Cumming
John A Tallant,65, passed away at Embracing Hospice in Cumming after a short battle with cancer. He graduated from Meigs Consolidated High School, Decatur, Tennessee where he was p ...

Habersham

Keith Dodgins, 41, Demorest
Keith Dodgins, age 41 of Demorest, passed away Monday, August 13, 2012.Born in Stephens County on August 02, 1971, he was the son of Anita Wilson and Gervace Dodgins. Mr. Dodgins w ...
Kenneth Wayne Martin, 64, Clarkesville
Kenneth Wayne Martin, age 64 of Clarkesville, passed away Monday, August 13, 2012, at his residence. Born in White County on January 31, 1948, he was the son of Robert and Ethelene ...

Hall

Wesley Fairchild, 87, Gainesville
Wesley Fairchild, age 87 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2012 at Morningside Assisted Living following an extended illness. Memorial servic ...
Geraldine Thomas Swafford, 76, Gainesville
Geraldine Thomas Swafford, age 76, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2012 at Unihealth-Lanier, following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday ...

Jackson

Susan C. Hollon, 53, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Susan C. Hollon, age 53, of Jefferson Ga. who passed away on Monday, August 13, 2012.Family will have a memorial service at a later d ...

Other

Frankie Clyde Arnold, 67, Athens
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Clyde Franklin "Frankie" Arnold, age 67, of Athens in the Redstone Community, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2012. Mr. Ar ...

Stephens

King Dewey Cobb, 85, Martin
Mr. King Dewey Cobb, age 85, of Martin , died Monday, August 13, 2012 at Stephens County Hospital.Born April 18, 1927 in Carnesville, Ga., he was a son of the late Tillman Samuel a ...
'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.