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Local Obits for Fri. May 1st, 2009


Sharolyn Reed Griffin, age 61, of Alto, Banks County, GA passed away Friday, May 01, 2009 at her residence. Ms. Griffin was born on February 1, 1948 in Athens GA. She was preceded ...
Sudie Lee Kesler Blalock, 90, Maysville
Sudie Lee Kesler Blalock, age 90 of Banks County, passed away April 30, 2009 at BJC Nursing Home. Mrs. Blalock was born on September 3, 1918 in Banks County, GA to the late Georg ...


C.W. "Bud" White, 79, Gainesville
McDonald and Son Funeral Home of Cumming announces the death of Mr. C.W. "Bud" White, age 79, of Gainesville, Georgia who went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 30, ...
Rufus Lafayette Cole, Jr. 90, of Decatur, GA passed away Friday, May 1, 2009 at Crawford W. Long Hospital, Atlanta, GA.Rufus retired from the US Army in 1962 with the rank of Major ...


Peter Joseph Maida, 53, Suwanee
Peter Joseph Maida, 53, of Suwanee, GA passed on May 1, 2009. A native of Stamford, CT, he was the son of the late Catherine and Armand Maida.Mr. Maida was a graduate of Sacred He ...


James Logan Wilbanks, 89, Mt. Airy
James Logan Wilbanks, age 89, of Mt. Airy, GA passed away Friday, May 1, 2009. Mr. Wilbanks was born in June 15, 1919 in Stephens County to the late Robert Baker Wilbank ...


Wanda Jean Bailey, 51, Gainesville
Wanda Jean Bailey, age 51 of Stephens Road, Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Friday, May 1, 2009 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral services will be announce ...


Wilda Harvil, 89, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death ofWilda Harvil, age 89, of Commerce, who passed away on Friday, May 1, 2009. Ms. Harvil, born in Jackson County, was a daughter of the late, ...
Lillie Mae Green, co-founder of Green's Grocery, dies at 99
The woman who founded and ran Green's Grocery with her husband in 1950 died Thursday.
A life: Hawking defied ALS to become pre-eminent physicist
Word by painstaking word, Stephen Hawking produced a masterwork of popular science that outlined his vision of time, the universe and humanity's place within it
William Henry Trotter Bush was brother, uncle of presidents
William Henry Trotter Bush, a wealthy investor and the brother and uncle of presidents, has died
Former Hall County Juvenile Court judge David Fox dies at age 70
David Fox, a longtime Gainesville attorney and a former Hall County Juvenile Court judge, died unexpectedly Monday.
Evangelist Billy Graham, who reached millions, dies at 99
​The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99.
Former Banks Co. probate judge, county commissioner dies
A former Banks County probate judge and county commissioner, Milton Dalton, has died following an extended illness.
Daughter: Popular crooner Vic Damone dies in Florida at 89
Family members say crooner Vic Damone has died in Florida at the age of 89
Memorial service set for Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere
DEMOREST — Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere will be remembered in a memorial service at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Atlanta.