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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 Dodgers great Don Newcombe dies at 92
Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died
Chanel: Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died
Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died
From 'Tom Jones' to 'Skyfall': star Albert Finney dies at 82
British actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of "Tom Jones," has died at the age of 82. Finney's family says he "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side."
John Dingell, longest serving member of Congress, dies at 92
Former Rep. John Dingell, who served nearly six decades in the U.S. House, was hard to typecast
Gainesville realtor, philanthropist Don Carter dies at 86
Don Carter, the founder of Don Carter Realty in Gainesville, died at his home on Thursday, Feb. 7.
Frank Robinson, baseball's fearsome trailblazer, dies at 83
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the 1st black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, dies at 83
Special Master in Georgia-Florida water wars case dies at 88
The man who served for nearly four years as the Special Master overseeing the Georgia-Florida water wars lawsuit has died.
Glen Wood, auto racing pioneer and patriarch, dies at 93
Glen Wood, racing patriarch who had been NASCAR Hall of Fame's oldest living member, dies at 93