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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 21st, 2013

Banks

Alton Ford Kemp, 79, Gillsville
Alton Ford Kemp, age 79 of Gillsville, passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at New Horizons Lanier Park following an extended illness. Funeral services ...
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Charles "Chuck" Raymond Jones, 79, who passed away on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at his residence located at 149 Mintz Road in Maysv ...

Gwinnett

Frank O'Neal, 79, Buford
Mr. Frank O'Neal, age 79, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Christian O'Neal. He is survived by his c ...
Jack L. Peppers, 81, Sugar Hill
Mr. Jack L. Peppers, age 81, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Thursday, February 21, 2013. He was preceded in death by his son, Jack Barry Peppers; parents, Rosie and Grover Peppers ...
Joseph "Bob" Wigley, 57, Sugar Hill
Mr. Joseph "Bob" Wigley, age 57, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, J. W. and Willie Roe Wigley; and b ...

Habersham

Charles E. O'Farrell, 82, Clarkesville
Charles E. O'Farrell, age 82, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2013, at his residence.Mr. O'Farrell was born on February 12, 1931, in Fulto ...
Donald R. Ellison, 85, Cornelia
Donald R. Ellison, age 85, of Cornelia, Georgia formerly of Salt Lake City, Utah passed away early Thursday, February 21, 2013, morning at his residence. Mr. Ellison was born on De ...

Hall

David Collins, Gainesville
David Collins, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away on February, 21, 2013. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home.
Eden Mozzelle Sosebee, Inf, Gainesville
Eden Mozzelle Sosebee, baby, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away February, 21, 2013. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the WImberly & Jackson Funeral Home
Eston (Tarzan) Wayne Putman, 53, Gainesville
Eston (Tarzan) Wayne Putman, age 53 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services ar ...
Patricia Ann Treutle, 59, Flowery Branch
Patricia Ann Treutle, age 59, peacefully passed away February 21, 2013 at her home in Flowery Branch, GA, after an arduous battle with cancer. Patricia was born August 6, 1953, in ...
Reverend Edmond Franklin Harris, age 89 of Gainesville, went home to be with our Lord early Thursday Morning, February 21, 2013 at Ronnie Green Heart Center of Northeas ...
Thomas F. Johnson, 71, Murrayville
Mr. Thomas F. Johnson, age 71, of Murrayville, GA, passed away Thursday February 21, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness. Thomas was born in Peekskill, NY, and move ...

Jackson

Carolyn Mitton, 83, Jefferson
Mrs. Carolyn Bagwell Mitton, 83, of Jefferson, Georgia, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Thursday, February 21, 2013. Mrs. Mitton was born in Downsville, Louisiana, a daughter ...
Charity Clark Miller, 38, Braselton
Charity Clark Miller, age 38, of Braselton passed away Thursday, February 21, 2013. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawson ...
Charles L. Coggins, 76, Commerce
Mr. Charles L. Coggins, age 76, of Commerce, GA passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2013.He is survived by his children, Keith Coggins, Commerce, GA, Penny Pruett, Buford, GA and ...
Randy Keith Evans, 53, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Randy Keith Evans, age 53, of Jefferson, who passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2013. Mr. Evans was born in Athens, GA, a son to th ...

Other

Betty Hogan Matthews, 83, Tifton
Mrs. Betty Hogan Matthews, 83 of Gainesville formerly of Tifton, Georgia Thursday February 21, 2013 at her son's residence. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday F ...
'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.