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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 28th, 2013

Dawson

Wanda P. Wiggins, 57, Dawsonville
Wanda P. Wiggins, 57, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday December 28, 2013 following an extended illness.Born June 30, 1956 in Cartersville, Georgia, she lived most of her life in ...

Habersham

58, 58, Cornelia
Mrs. Diane Fair, age 58, of Cornelia, GA, died Saturday, December 28, 2013, at Northeast GA Medical Center in Gainesville, GA following an extended illness.Diane was born in Lumpki ...
Cora Puckett Thompson Whiteside, age 88, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2013.Mrs. Whiteside was born on November 25, 1925 in Banks County, Georgia; daughter ...
John Wesley Lockman, 58, Mount Airy
Mr. John Wesley Lockman, age 58, of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at the Habersham Medical Center.Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will b ...

Hall

Edna (Aiken) Morris, 76, Murrayville
Mrs. Edna (Aiken) Morris, age 76, of Murrayville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical CenterFuneral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Mon ...
Peggie Lynn Colvin Robinson, 61, Gainesville
Peggie Lynn Colvin Robinson, age 61 of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Gwinnett Medical Center. Memorial services are scheduled fo ...
Robert William Braff, 84, Gainesville
Robert William Braff, 84, died peacefully on Saturday December 28, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. Bob was born in Duluth, Minnesota on August 8, 1929, the ...

Jackson

Nettie McWilliams, 91, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Nettie Mae Hughes McWilliams, 91, of Commerce who passed away on Saturday at the Northridge Rehab Center in Commerce. Born in C ...

Other

Horace Sweatman, 72, Royston
Mr. Horace Sweatman, age 72, of Royston passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2013. Mr. Sweatman was born December 21, 1941 in Forsyth County, Georgia to Vernice Sweatman and the l ...

Rabun

Michael Allison, Dillard
Michael "Mike" Andrew Allison, of Dillard, Georgia passed away December 27, 2013 at Angel Medical Center.Mike better known as "Biggun" was born in Myrtle Creek, ...

White

Jeffery Ricky Voyles, 54, Cleveland
Jeffery Ricky Voyles, age 54 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Athens Regional Hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services are schedu ...
'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.