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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 21st, 2011

Forsyth

Ben Steven Lankford, 57, Cumming
Mr. Ben Steven Lankford, age 57, of Forsyth County, passed away Friday, October 21, 2011.He was retired from Plumbers and Steam Fitters, Local #72, of Atlanta, GA. Ben was an avid ...

Gwinnett

R.W., 73, Buford
R.W. "Cotton" Holmes, age 73 of Buford, GA died Friday, October 21, 2011 after an extended illness. Cotton was preceded in death by his wife, Karen Holmes. Children, Keit ...

Hall

Billy Henry Cannon, 76, Gainesville
Reverend Billy Henry Cannon, age 76, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Friday, October 21, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. Funeral services will be hel ...
Brian Clay Holbrook, 35, Buford
Brian Clay Holbrook, age 35 of Buford, passed away on Friday, October 21, 2011 at Grady Hospital, Atlanta, following injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Funeral ...
Dorothy Mae McDonald, 83, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Dorothy Mae McDonald, age 83, of Flowery Branch passed away October 21, 2011. Funeral Services will be held 5:00pm Sunday, October 23, 2011 from the Chapel of Memorial Park S ...

Jackson

William Clarence Lacey, 65, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home Commerce announces services for William Clarence Lacey 65 of Commerce who died Friday night. Survivors include a son William Bradley Lacey of Commerce and a daug ...

Lumpkin

Lynne Brown Pyle, 79, Dahlonega
Lynne Brown Pyle, 79, of Dahlonega died on Thursday, October 21, 2011. She was born in Ocilla, Georgia to the late Robert King Brown and Mabel Sanders Brown and graduated from the ...

Rabun

Martha Jane Blackstock, 86, Clayton
Mrs. Martha Jane Blackstock, age 86, of Clayton, Georgia passed away Friday, October 21, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Graveside services will ...
Murlene Cox, NA, Clayton
Ms. Murlene Cox of Clayton, Georgia passed away on October 21, 2011.Complete arrangements to be announced by Memorial Park Funeral Home Gainesville, Georgia. 770-287-8227.

White

Howard Goodger, 95, Cleveland
Howard Gentle Goodger, age 95 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, October 21, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Goodger was born November 25, 1915 in Boliver, T ...
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
Longtime Gainesville dentist, director of Good News Dental Clinic to be remembered at Wednesday service
Memorial services are set for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 for Dr. Edwin Riley "Ed" Burnette, a longtime Gainesville dentist who was the director of Good News Dental Clinic for a number of years.
Broadway legend Carol Channing has died at age 97
Actress Carol Channing, whose career spanned decades on Broadway and on television, has died at age 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll says Channing died of natural causes.