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Local Obits for Tue. May 21st, 2013

Forsyth

Earlie Clinton Fields, 87, Cumming
Earlie Clinton Fields, age 87, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013.Earlie was a 50 year Mason and member of LaFayette Lodge #44 F&AM. He served his country during WW ...

Gwinnett

Beattie F. "Red" Giles, age 91, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. He is survived by his wife of twenty-six years, Meldagonde "Millie" Giles, B ...
Marjorie Cotten Richardson, 91, Sugar Hill
Marjorie Cotten Richardson (Margie), 91, of Sugar Hill, passed away peacefully on May 21, 2013. She was born in Savannah, Georgia on September 18, 1921. She was preceded in death ...
Todd Neil Tucker, 47, Sugar Hill
Mr. Todd Neil Tucker, age 47, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, Allen Tucker and sister, Tammy Tucker. He is survived ...

Habersham

Peggy Sinner Leanos, 62, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Peggy Sinner Leanos, age 62, of Clarkesville, will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, May 23, 2013 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Pastor James Harvey will o ...

Hall

Florence Inez Sims, 82, Gainesville
On Tuesday, May 21, 2013, Florence Inez Sims, a child of our Lord, left this world to join the Church Triumphant and her Father in Heaven. Florene was born on September 16, 1930 in ...
Helen Joyce May, 67, Gainesville
Helen Joyce May, age 67 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Memorial services are scheduled for Frida ...
John Massey Hagood, Jr, 78, Cumming
Ret. Lt. Col. John Massey Hagood, Jr., USAF, 78, of Cumming, GA passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nina Hagood in 2012.He is survived by his ...
Olivia Dawn Ball, 59, Gainesville
Olivia Dawn Ball, age 59 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for F ...
Rita Claire O'Sullivan, 84, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Rita Claire O'Sullivan, age 84, of Flowery Branch, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2013 in the comfort of her home with family members.The funeral service will be ...

Jackson

Rev. Charles Hardy, 87, Nicholson
Rev. Charles Hardy, age 87, of Nicholson, GA died Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at his residence. Rev. Hardy was born in Commerce to the late Miles Lenord and Bessie Jane Bennett Hardy. ...

Other

Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Sandra Claudine Looney, 63, of Athens who passed away on Tuesday at the St. Mary's Hospice House in Bogart. Born in Jacks ...
'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.