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Local Obits for Sun. Oct 16th, 2011

Banks

Michael Paul Davis, 52, Maysville
Michael Paul Davis, age 52 of Maysville, passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2011 at Athens Regional Hospital following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, ...

Barrow

Cherie McKeever-Wiggins, age 36, of Winder passed away Sunday, October 16, 2011.Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonf ...
Leroy Yerger, 66, Winder
Leroy Yerger, age 66, of Winder passed away Sunday, October 16, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfuneralhom ...

Dawson

Hilliard A. Jones, 87, Dawsonville
Hilliard A. "Deacon" Jones, 87, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday October 16, 2011 at his residence following a sudden illness.Born July 23, 1924 in Decatur, GA to the la ...

Forsyth

Daniel Earl Besterfeldt, Jr., 67, of Suwanee, GA died on October 16, 2011 at Embracing Hospice House. Born in St. Louis, MO, he was the son of the late Daniel and Ruth Besterfeldt ...

Habersham

Margaret Parr Ballard, 64, Cornelia
Cornelia Mayor Margaret Parr Ballard, age 64, of Cornelia, GA, passed away Sunday, October 16, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born in Dekalb County on February 07, 1947, ...

Jackson

Betty Jose Beck, 90, Commerce
Mrs. Betty Jose Beck, age 90, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, October 16, 2011 at Serenity at Jefferson. Mrs. Beck was born in Jackson County to the late W.M. and Hulda Nunn Wilbanks ...

Lumpkin

E J Crow, 68, Dahlonega
Mr. E J Crow, age 68, of Dahlonega, GA, died Sunday, October 16, 2011, at his home with his loving family at his bedside.E J was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
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