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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 3rd, 2013

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John R. Petralia, 99, Auburn
John R. Petralia, age 99, Auburn, GA, died Saturday, August 3, 2013 after a brief illness. Mr. Petralia has been cremated and no services are planned at this time. Mr. Petralia is ...

Forsyth

Helen Marie Nichols McGinnis, age 83, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2013.She graduated from Forsyth County High School in 1947 and went on to work at the Lockheed Nuc ...

Habersham

Brenda Crow Sosebee, 65, Demorest
Brenda Crow Sosebee, age 65, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2013. Mrs. Sosebee was born in Clarkesville, Georgia on September 4, 1947. She was preceded i ...

Hall

Helen Laverne Canup, age 82, of Lula, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Northridge Health and Rehab in Commerce.Born on January 3, 1931, in Spartanburg, SC, she was a daughte ...
Joseph Wilton LeBlanc, Jr.,, 82, Flowery Branch
Joseph Wilton LeBlanc, Jr., known as Buddy, was born on June 27, 1931 in Atlanta GA and died on August 3, 2013 in Flowery Branch, GA. He was the son of Joseph Wilton LeBlanc, Sr. a ...
Sharon Wilson Martin, 56, Gainesville
Sharon Wilson Martin, wife of Donald "Don" Martin, of, Gainesville, GA died Saturday August 3, 2013 at home of a sudden illness. A native of Hall County, Mrs. Martin is ...

Other

Mrs. Rebecca Jane Allen Black age 91 of Atlanta, GA died Saturday, August 3, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Mrs. Black was born in Commerce to the late, Frank and Earlie Seag ...

White

Byrd T. Moss, 75, Sautee-Nacoochee
Mrs. Byrd T. Moss age 75 of Sautee-Nacoochee passed away Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Habersham County Medical Center. Mrs. Moss was born in White County the daughter of the late Sa ...
'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.