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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Nov 12th, 2011

Forsyth

Christine McPherson Worley, age 87, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2011. She was a longtime member of New Harmony Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her ...
Kathleen Caine, 81, Cumming
Kathleen Caine, age 81, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2011. She was a member of Silver Shoals Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her grandson, Ben Caine. ...

Habersham

Barbara Maxine Kilbreath Munsey, age 87, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2011, at the Habersham Medical Center. Mrs. Munsey was born on August 16, ...

Hall

Joseph B. "JB" Balenger, Sr., 80, Carrollton, GA
Joseph B. "JB" Balenger, Sr., Age 80 of Carrollton, GA died Saturday, November 12, 2011 after a long battle with cancer. Mr. Balenger has been cremated and a memorial ser ...

Jackson

Alma Leo Vandiver, 86, Hoschton
Mrs. Alma Leo Vandiver, age 86, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2011.She loved her family and was a devoted mother and mother in-law. She loved gardening and attended and loved ...
Rayla Delorse Smith, 53, Braselton
Mrs. Rayla Delorse Smith, age 53 of Braselton, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2011. She loved her family very much. She was a registered nurse with Pruitt Health Care. The fa ...

Lumpkin

Melissa Scarbrough, 47, Dahlonega
Mrs. Melissa Scarbrough, age 47, of Dahlonega, GA died Saturday, November 12, 2011.Melissa Scarbrough has always been a loving Mother, wife and friend. She really enjoyed spending ...
Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91
Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, died Sunday at 91 in Las Vegas
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies
Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.
Shaw Carter service is Monday
A memorial service will be held Monday for Shaw Carter, the 24-year-old heart transplant recipient from Gainesville, who battled heart disease and cancer during his lifetime.
Ara Parseghian, won 2 titles at Notre Dame, has died at 94
Ara Parseghian, who won two national titles in 11 seasons as coach of Notre Dame, has died at 94.
Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright, is dead at 73
Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died
Funeral Friday for Ray Jones, prominent Hall County businessman
A prominent Hall County businessman, active in the poultry industry and as a Jackson EMC Board member for many years, will be buried Friday.
Hootie Johnson, former Augusta National chairman, dies
Hootie Johnson, the South Carolina banker and Augusta National chairman who stubbornly stood his ground amid pressure for the club to invite female members, died Friday morning. He was 86...
Funeral services pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley
Funeral services are pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley, a longtime federal court judge for the Northern District of Georgia.