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Local Obits for Tue. Aug 14th, 2012

Forsyth

Alma M. Samples, 89, Cumming
Mrs. Alma M. Samples, age 89, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2012 after a period of declining health. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 16, 2012 at ...
James Ricky Padgett, 62, Cumming
James Ricky Padgett, age 62, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2012. Ricky worked in law enforcement for 37 years and retired from the Roswell Police Department in 2010. ...

Habersham

Ava Bushey, inf, Alto
Graveside services for Ava Bushey, infant daughter of Adam Gordon Bushey and Chelsea Brianna Brady of Alto will be held at 6:00 PM on Friday, August 17, 2012 from the Hazel Creek B ...

Hall

Funeral Services are scheduled for 3:30 pm Thursday August 16, 2012 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. George Wallace Reidling age 90 of Lula. Rev. Doug Jenkins will of ...
Julius Thomas Wilkins, 66, Gainesville
Mr. Julius Thomas "J.T." Wilkins, 66 of Gainesville died June 14, 2012. Born in Lithonia, Ga., Mr. Wilkins had lived in Hall County for a number of years. He was the son ...
Rudy Jacob Pietz, 80, Gainesville
Rudy Jacob Pietz, 80, of Gainesville, Ga. passed into the spiritual world Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012 at home surrounded by family. Memorial services to be held at Ingram Funeral Home i ...
Teresa Ann Summers, 46, Gainesville
Teresa Ann Summers, age 46 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness. Memorial services are sche ...

Jackson

Jeanne Marie Tatum Easterling, age 81 of Jefferson, GA died Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at The Oaks at Limestone following an extended illness. Mrs. Easterling will be cremated follow ...
John (Bart) Gaither, 79, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for John (Bart) Gaither, Jr., 79, of Commerce who passed away at the Northridge Med. Ctr. on Tuesday. Born in Banks County, he was t ...
Kathy Brooks Yearwood, 33, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Kathy Brooks Yearwood, age 33, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2012.Mrs. Yearwood was born in Commerce, GA, a da ...

Other

Jerry Alfred Adams, 66, Stone Mountain
Jerry Alfred Adams, age 66, of Stone Mountain, Georgia passed away, Tuesday, August 14, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Adams; son, Jack Adams; daughter, Leslie Yastremski; ...

Stephens

Mary Herring Power, 82, Toccoa
706-886-9411Mrs. Mary Herring Power, age 82, of Toccoa, GA., died Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at Canton Nursing Center in Canton, GA., following several years of declining health.Born ...

White

Sara Elizabeth Taylor, 90, Sautee-Nacoochee
Sara Elizabeth Taylor, age 90 of Sautee-Nacoochee, passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at Habersham County Medical Center. Mrs. Taylor was born in Elbert County; she also lived in ...
'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.