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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 13th, 2009

Banks

Alline Wilmoth, 66, Homer
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Alline Wilmoth, 66, of Homer who died late Thursday afternoon at her residence. Born in Mammoth, OR, she was the daughter of the late Walt ...

Dawson

Lee Westbrook, 87, Dawsonville
Rev. Lee Westbrook, 87, of Dawsonville died Thursday August 13, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness.Born December 15, 1921 in Cherokee County to the late Ephriam an ...

Forsyth

Darla Diane Berry, age 71 passed away Thursday, August 13, at Northside-Forsyth Hospital in Cumming, Ga., after bravely battling complications from recent injuries. Born May 20, 19 ...
Jerry Richard Jones, 62, Trenton
Mr. Jerry Richard Jones, age 62 of Trenton, GA (formerly of Ball Ground, GA), passed away Thursday, August 13, 2009. He was a member of the Highland Rivers Program and was precede ...
Rita Jane Cox Mennell, 68, Gainesville
Mrs. Rita Jane Cox Mennell, age 68 of Gainesville (Forsyth Co.), passed away Thursday, August 13, 2009 after a courageous fight against breast cancer. Survivors include her husband ...

Habersham

Etheline Simmons Brady, 88, Baldwin
Etheline Simmons Brady, age 88, of Baldwin, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2009, at her residence following a sudden illness. Born in Stephens County on May 26, 1921, she was the ...

Hall

Betty Head Grant, 84, Gainesville
Betty Head Grant, 84 of Gainesville, died Thursday, August 13. She was born to the late Clyde and Eunice head, December 14, 1924 in Flowery Branch, GA. She was reared by her aunt, ...
Francisco Mata Zuniga, 67, Gainesville
Francisco Mata Zuniga, age 67 of Poplar Springs Road, Gainesville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.
NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78
Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78.
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.