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Local Obits for Tue. Aug 25th, 2009

Forsyth

Karen Brooks, 59, Alpharetta
Ms. Karen Brooks, age 59 of Alpharetta, GA passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2009. A native of Houston, Ms. Brooks was a member of St. Columbaâ

Gwinnett

Max F. Samples, 70, Buford
Max F. Samples, age 70, of Buford, GA died suddenly Tuesday, August 25, 2009.Funeral service will be held Friday, August 28, 2009 at 2:00 PM at First United Methodist Church, Bufor ...

Hall

Edward Martin Meyers, Jr.,, 82, Flowery Branch
Edward Martin Meyers, Jr., age 82 of Flowery Branch, Georgia, died Tuesday, August 25, 2009. Mr. Meyers has been cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.Hamil ...
Michael John Kelly, 64, Gainesville
Michael John Kelly, age 64 of Cameron Drive, Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. ...

Jackson

Donald Harold Swan, 60, Commerce
Donald Swan, age 60, of Buckeye Trails Drive, Commerce, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...

Lumpkin

Virginia Ethel Brown, 81, Dahlonega
Mrs. Virginia Ethel Brown, age 81 of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Samuel Brown. Survivors include her son ...
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.