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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 18th, 2011

Forsyth

Justin Tyler Shinholster, 21 of Cumming, GA. passed away Friday, February 18, 2011.He is survived by his mother, Jenny Shinholster of Cumming, GA; father, Barrett Shinholster of Ti ...

Habersham

Nelson Lee Phillips, 87, Baldwin
Nelson Lee Phillips, 87, passed away Friday, February 18, 2011 of natural causes. Nelson grew up in Elbert County, GA and was a graduate of Elberton High School. Interment will b ...
W.C. "Bill" Meeks, 87, Cornelia
Mr. W.C. "Bill" Meeks, age 87, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Friday, February 18, 2011, at Habersham County Medical Center. Mr. Meeks was born on June 2, 1923, in ...

Hall

Catherine Kirby Baughman, 64, Gainesville
Catherine Kirby Baughman, 64, of Gainesville, Georgia died Friday, February 18, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a courageous battle with leukemia. She was born J ...
Danny Lee Rich, 52, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00pm Sunday February 20 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Danny Lee Rich age 52 of Gainesville. The Rev. James Campbell will offic ...
Edith Lingerfelt, 85, Cumming
Edith Lingerfelt, age 85, of Cumming, passed away Friday, February 18, 2011. Edith was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Linge ...
Opal Mae Trammell Rampey, 67, Gainesville
Opal Mae Trammell Rampey, age 67, of Gainesville, passed away Friday, February 18, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Willie Trammell. Survivors include her ...
Vonia Rozelle Hurt Turner, age 90, of Austell, passed away Friday, February 18, 2011. Mrs. Turner was a native of Forsyth County and lived in the Smyrna-Austell area for the past 6 ...

Rabun

Kennesaw Landis Taylor, 74, of Tiger, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at his residence after an extended illness.He was born in Rabun County and was the son of th ...
Evangelist Billy Graham, who reached millions, dies at 99
​The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99.
Former Banks Co. probate judge, county commissioner dies
A former Banks County probate judge and county commissioner, Milton Dalton, has died following an extended illness.
Daughter: Popular crooner Vic Damone dies in Florida at 89
Family members say crooner Vic Damone has died in Florida at the age of 89
Memorial service set for Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere
DEMOREST — Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere will be remembered in a memorial service at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Atlanta.
Head of state educators group dies; was former Forsyth Co. schools superintendent
Dr. Allene Magill, executive director of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators and former schools superintendent in Forsyth County, died unexpectedly at her home Saturday.
Former Gainesville business, civic leader dies
A prominent Athens businessman with strong ties to Gainesville, Claude Williams, Junior, has died.
'WKRP' creator Hugh Wilson dies; was married to Gainesville native
Hugh Wilson, who created the CBS sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" in 1978, has died.
Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dead from pneumonia complications
Dan Gurney, the first driver to win in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Gurney began racing in 1955 and won in nearly every racing series he attempted.