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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. ...
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.