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Local Obits for Mon. May 13th, 2013

Dawson

Rex Junior Wilson, 57, Dawsonville
Rex Junior Wilson, 57, of Dawsonville, GA died on May 13, 2013. Born in Dahlonega, GA he was the son of the late Albert Wilson and Grace Ford. His stepfather, Henry Ford also pre ...

Forsyth

John Francis Morton, 81, Cumming
John Francis Morton, 81, of Cumming, GA, went to be with his Heavenly Father May 13, 2013. Johnny lived most of his life in Bristol, TN, where he was a long-time member of Central ...

Habersham

Robert Eugene Groemminger, 66, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Robert Eugene Groemminger, age 66, of Clarkesville will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Fr. Jose Luis Her ...

Hall

Ralph Thomas "Tom" Raymond Powers, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...

Jackson

Mr. Theron Thomas (Junkman) Burton, age 73, of Commerce, GA died Monday, May 13, 2013. Mr. Burton was born in Lilburn, GA to the late James Walter and Leila Bell Bagwell Burton. ...

White

Powell Ayers, 67, Cleveland
Powell Gean Ayers, age 67 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, May 13, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Ayers was born September 22, 1945 in Cleveland, GA to the late Noel and Mary Lou Sarg ...
'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.