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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 ...
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95
Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," has died
Memorial service Saturday for former GHS teacher, coach
A memorial service will be held Saturday for Jean Gruhn, who along with her late husband, Bobby, was a longtime fixture at Gainesville High School, where both served as a teacher and a coach.
NASCAR’s Ted Christopher passes away in plane crash
NASCAR champion Ted Christopher passed away Saturday after being involved in a plane crash in Connecticut. He was 59.
Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91
Hollywood is mourning the loss of beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton
Hall County's first fire chief dies at 72
Larry Williams, who was the first chief of the Hall County Fire Department, died Thursday at his home in Maysville.