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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 31st, 2010

Dawson

Skylar Blake Thompson, 1, Dawsonville
Skylar Blake Thompson, age 1, of Dawsonville, passed away December 31, 2010. He is survived by his parents, Justin and Megan Thompson of Dawsonville; grandparents, Joey Hodges and ...

Forsyth

Willie Holbert Roper, age 89 of Forsyth County, passed away December 31, 2010. Mr. Roper was a veteran of WWII and retired from Wilson's (Tyson). He was the eldest member of ...

Gwinnett

Florence Mae Fossett, 70, Lawrenceville
Florence Mae Fossett, age 70, of Lawrenceville, GA, died on Friday, December 31, 2010, following an extended illness. Her body has been cremated. A memorial service will be held M ...

Habersham

Frances Chapman Reid, 89, Demorest
Frances Chapman Reid, age 89, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Friday, December 31, 2010, at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Reid was born on October ...

Hall

Annie Belle Slaton, 93, Dawsonville
Annie Belle Slaton, 93, of Dawsonville passed away Friday December 31, 2010 at Chestatee Regional Hospital following a period of declining health.Born August 1, 1917 to the late Jo ...
Barbara Ellen Chambers, 81, Gainesville
Barbara Ellen Chambers, 81, of Gainesville passed away Friday December 31, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Complete arrangements to be announced later.
Doris L. Edwards, 94, Oakwood
Doris L. Edwards, age 94, of Oakwood passed away Friday, December 31, 2010 at her residence after a brief illness.Doris was a Lifelong member of Oakwood First United Methodist Chur ...
Dorothy Sue Jones, 62, Flowery Branch
Dorothy Sue Jones, age 62 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Friday, December 31, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services ...
Linda Ross, 60, Gainesville
Linda Ross, age 60 of Gainesville, GA died Fri 12/31/10. Arrangements to be announced by Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home, Gainesville, 770-536-3251
Walter Hugh Chastain, 77, Marietta
Walter Hugh Chastain, age 77 of Marietta, passed away December 31, 2010. Mr. Chastain was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Ana Rotger Chastain of Mar ...

Jackson

Donald Dwight Porter, 81, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Donald Dwight Porter Sr., age 81, of Jefferson, who passed away on Friday, December 31, 2010. Mr. Porter was born on December 3, 1 ...
Mildred Frances Potts, 91, Athens
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mildred Frances Potts Hunt, age 91, of Athens, GA, passed away on December 31, 2010. Mrs. Hunt was born on January 31, 1919 in Ja ...

White

Ruby Correne Henry, 88, Cleveland
Ruby Correne Henry, age 88 of Helen, passed away Friday, December 31, 2010 at Sunrise Senior Living at Five Forks. Mrs. Henry was born May 12, 1922 in Franklin County to the late E ...
Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91
Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, died Sunday at 91 in Las Vegas
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies
Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.
Shaw Carter service is Monday
A memorial service will be held Monday for Shaw Carter, the 24-year-old heart transplant recipient from Gainesville, who battled heart disease and cancer during his lifetime.
Ara Parseghian, won 2 titles at Notre Dame, has died at 94
Ara Parseghian, who won two national titles in 11 seasons as coach of Notre Dame, has died at 94.
Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright, is dead at 73
Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died
Funeral Friday for Ray Jones, prominent Hall County businessman
A prominent Hall County businessman, active in the poultry industry and as a Jackson EMC Board member for many years, will be buried Friday.
Hootie Johnson, former Augusta National chairman, dies
Hootie Johnson, the South Carolina banker and Augusta National chairman who stubbornly stood his ground amid pressure for the club to invite female members, died Friday morning. He was 86...
Funeral services pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley
Funeral services are pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley, a longtime federal court judge for the Northern District of Georgia.