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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 ...
Funeral services Friday for officer who helped establish Hall County SWAT team
Funeral services have been scheduled for Lt. Bob McMahan, a 23-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office, who was instrumental in setting up the SWAT team for the department.
'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57
Stephen Hillenburg, whose daffy animated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' became an international hit, dies at 57.
Wayne Abernathy, Hall County businessman and state Board of Public Safety member, dies
A Lula man, who operated a number of businesses in Gainesville and Cleveland during his lifetime and served more than 35 years on the state Board of Public Safety, has died.
Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, has died
Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century, has died. He was 85
NASCAR legend David Pearson dies at age 83
David Pearson, winner of three NASCAR premier series championships, has died at the age of 83. Winner of 105 races in just 574 starts – second most to fellow...
Mari Hulman George, Indy's quiet pioneer, dies at 83
Mari Hulman George, auto racing's 'quiet pioneer' who ordered Indy drivers to start their engines, dies at 83
Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey dies at 80
Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and long arms, has died at 80
Funeral services set for Wednesday for former Gainesville police chief
Retired Gainesville Police Chief Jerry Harrison Forrester died Monday at the age of 72.