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Local Obits for Tue. Apr 9th, 2013

Forsyth

James Wallace Rhodes, 85, Cumming
James Wallace Rhodes, Sr., age 85, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013. He was born August 10, 1927 in Columbus, GA. He attended The University of Florida on a GI bill a ...
Shirley Mae Potts, 85, Cumming
Mrs. Shirley Mae Potts, age 85, of Cumming, formerly of Bedminster, NJ, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Survivors include her daughters, Ruth Reifsnyder, Barbara Morgan, Nancy ...

Gwinnett

Steven L. Tench, 49, Buford
Mr. Steven L. Tench, age 49, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin C. Tench. He is survived by his daughters, Nora Ash ...

Habersham

Helen M. Kiley Garvey, 90, Baldwin
Helen M. Kiley Garvey, age 90, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Habersham Home West.Mrs. Garvey was born on May 6, 1922, in Boston, Massachusetts. She ...

Hall

Donelda Eileen Alcorn-Henderson, 75, Flowery Branch
Ms. Donelda Eileen Alcorn-Henderson, age 75, of Flowery Branch, Georgia passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Memorial Services will be held at a ...
Pauline Dunagan Conner, 83, Gainesville
Mrs. Pauline Dunagan Conner, 83 of Gainesville died Tuesday April 9, 2013 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Mrs. Conner had lived in Hall County f ...
Revis D. Blakeney, Jr, 60, Greeneville, TN, formerly of Gainesville
Revis D. Blakeney Jr., age 60, owner of Cloneworks Computers and Networking went to be with the Lord Tuesday afternoon after a courageous battle with cancer. Revis was raised in Ga ...
Wayne Lovett, 68, Gainesville
Mr. Wayne Lovett, age 68, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. He is survived by his children, Jeff Lovett, Buford, GA, Kerri Lovett, Flowery Branch, GA and Lo ...

Lumpkin

Stephen Brent Waters, 33, Dahlonega
Stephen Brent Waters, 33, of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday April 9, 2013.Born October 25, 1979, Mr. Waters was a native of Dawson County and had lived in Lumpkin County for the pas ...

White

Heinz Adolf Potschka, 71, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Heinz A. Potschka, age 71 of Cleveland. Mr. Potschka passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Memorial services are scedul ...
Ola Fay Baker Robbins, 89, Cleveland
Ola Fay Baker Robbins, age 89 of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Robbins was born May 6, 1923 in Union County, M ...
Ola Fay Robbins, 89, Cleveland
Ola Fay Robbins, age 89 of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday April 9, 2013 at her residence.Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Barrett Funeral Hom ...
'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.