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Local Obits for Thu. May 9th, 2013

Banks

Margaret Sheppard, 72, Gillsville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Margaret Ann Sheppard, age 71, of Gillsville, Ga. who passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2013.Mrs. Sheppard was born in Weaverville, Nor ...

Gwinnett

Amy Crook Daniel, 78, Lawrenceville
Mrs. Amy Crook Daniel, age 78, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Clinton Daniel. She is survived by her ch ...

Habersham

Leigh Betts, 60, Demorest
Leigh Betts, age 60, of Demorest, Georgia, formerly of Washington, D.C., passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 9, 2013. Leigh was born on February 2, 1953, in Washington, D.C. She ...

Hall

Joseph Douglas Ralston, 70, Gainesville
Mr. Joseph Douglas "Buddy" Ralston, age 70, of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, May 09, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral services are scheduled for 2:30 ...
Kensiyah Ivory Peterson, 5 w, Gainesville
Kensiyah Ivory Peterson age 5 weeks of Gainesville passed away May 9, 2013 at her residence following a sudden illness.She is the daughter of Kendrick Peterson and Africa Ramsey. O ...

Jackson

Juanita Irene Payne, 78, Commerce
Mrs. Juanita Irene Payne, age 78 of Commerce died Thursday, May 09, 2013 at Northridge Health and Rehab Center.Mrs. Payne was born in Eatonton to the late, Oscar and Zonnia Eller ...
Raphael D. Barnett, 86, Commerce
Raphael D. Barnett peacefully went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 9, 2013, surrounded by his family. Raphael was born January 25, 1927 in Jackson County. Raphael was a native ...

Other

Louise Marie Hoopaugh, age 85, of Atlanta, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013. She was a member of Beaver Run Baptist Church. Marie is preceded in death by her parents, Homer and Ol ...
'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.