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Local Obits for Tue. Oct 29th, 2013

Forsyth

David Lewis Hamby, 76, Cumming
David Lewis Hamby, age 76, of Cumming, GA died October 29, 2013. Mr. Hamby, a native of Cumming, was the son of the late Lewis Franklin & Ellene Mullinax Hamby. He was also pre ...
Terrell H. Higgins, 82, Cumming
Terrell H. Higgins, age 82, and a native of Forsyth County, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013 following a long term illness. He was a loving husband, father, and very special P ...

Gwinnett

Frank Alexander Sbrocco received eternal peace on October 29th. He was preceded in death by his parents Jennie and Dominic Sbrocco and sister-in-law, Eleanor Sbrocco. He is surviv ...
Philip Wayne Birchall, 50, Lawrenceville
Philip Wayne Birchall, age 50, of Lawrenceville passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Funeral Services will be held 12:30 pm Friday, November 1, 2013 at Oakwood Baptist Church, 42 ...
Rita Streetman, 82, Suwanee
Rita Streetman, age 82, of Suwanee, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Buck Streetman; son, Michael Streetman; sister, Rebecca Smith. ...

Habersham

Aileen Haley Conn, 55, Clarkesville
Mrs. Aileen Haley Conn, age 55, of Clarkesville, GA, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born September 30, 1958 in Athens, GA, she was a dau ...

Hall

Ivie Funeral Home of Commerce announces the services for Inez Josephine O'Kelley Watkins of Lula who passed away on Tuesday October 29th, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Health Syst ...
Ruby Martin Samples, 93, Gainesville
Ruby Martin Samples, age 93 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Southern Traditions in Buchanan, Georgia following an extended illness. ...
Sandra (Sandy) Overbeck, 78, Flowery Branch
Sandra (Sandy) Overbeck, 78, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on October 29, 2013. She was preceded in death by husband of twenty eight years, Donald Overbeck, parents, William a ...

Jackson

Roger Wesley Sears, 52, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Roger Wesley Sears, age 52 of Commerce, who passed away on Tuesday October 29th, 2013 at Athens Regional Medical Center.Mr. Sear ...

Lumpkin

Charles Vandervender, 72, Dahlonega
Charles Vandervender 72 of Dahlonega passed away on 10/29/2013. Graveside service at 4 PM on 10/30/2013 at Antioch church.
Zak McConnell, 26, Dahlonega
Zak McConnell, age 26, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Zak was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and an accomplished musician. He was a teaching assist ...

Other

Gladys Marie White Woods, 93, Fayetteville
Gladys Marie White Woods, age 93, of Fayetteville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Doctors Hospice of Georgia.Born on November 07, 1919 in Banks County, she was a ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. William "Bill" Ralph Robarts, Jr., 76, of Carnesville, Ga., who passed away on October 29, 2013.Mr. Robarts was born in Tamp ...

White

Clarence Earl Sible, 70, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Clarence Earl Sible, age 70 of Cleveland. Mr. Sible passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Funeral arrangements are i ...
'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.