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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 20th, 2011

Dawson

Vonell Edmondson Chastain, 71, Dawsonville
Vonell Edmondson Chastain, 71, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday October 20, 2011 at her residence following a sudden illness.Born September 13, 1940 to the late Vergil and Mary ...

Habersham

Lillie Glover Land, 85, Cornelia
Lillie Glover Land, age 85, of Cornelia, Georgia, and formerly of Columbus Mississippi, passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2011, at a local medical center. Mrs. Land was born in ...

Hall

Charles Glenn Grier, 77, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00a.m. Saturday October 22, 2011 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Charles Glenn Grier age 77 of Gainesville. The Rev. Peggy Wage ...
Rev. Charles Howard Collins age 82 of Lula passed away Thursday Oct. 20, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Rev. Collins was born in Blairsville ...
JoAnn Heath Padgett, 53, Gainesville
Ms. JoAnn Heath Padgett, age 53, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, October 20, 2011 at Northeast Medical Center. A memorial service is scheduled for 7:00 pm Monday, O ...
Katie Ray Chester, 80, Gainesville
Katie Ray Chester, age 80 of Gainesville, Ga died Friday, October 21, 2011. Service will be held Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 2pm at the Rucker Memorial Church, 2251 Floyd Road, ...
W. Byron Turk, 94, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 22, 2011 at St. Paul United Methodist Church for W. Byron Turk, 94, of Gainesville.The family will receive friends at ...

Lumpkin

Judith Ann Tisdale, 64, Dahlonega
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Judith Tisdale, beloved wife and partner of William Tisdale who left for an adventure with our Lord in Heaven after ...
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