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Local Obits for Wed. Apr 20th, 2011


Walter Stetson Gifford, 54, Cumming
Walter Stetson Gifford, age 54, of Cumming, lost his 3 year battle with cancer on April 20, 2011. He was born in Canonsburg, PA, July 28, 1956 to the late Rev. Charles A. Gifford, ...


Philip William Metz, 87, Dacula
Philip William Metz, age 87 of Dacula, GA died Wednesday, April 20, 2011. Mr. Metz has been cremated and a memorial service will be held later.Phil was preceded in death by his wif ...


James M. Winters, 83, Gainesville
James M. Winters, age 83 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Friday ...
Shirley Lagerstrom McDonald, 82, Gainesville
Ms. Shirley Lagerstrom McDonald, age 82, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on April 20, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a heart attack.A memorial service to c ...
Stanley Eldean Wilson, 69, Gainesville
Mr. Stanley Eldean Wilson, age 69, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at his residence following an extended illness. Graveside services are ...


Joel Kite, 72, Cleveland
Joel Kite, age 72 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Kite was born October 31, 1938 in Atlanta to the late Mary ...
Paul J. Kite, 72, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home announces the death of Paul J. Kite, age 72, of Cleveland. Mr. Kite Passed away at his residence following an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete at ...
A life: Hawking defied ALS to become pre-eminent physicist
Word by painstaking word, Stephen Hawking produced a masterwork of popular science that outlined his vision of time, the universe and humanity's place within it
William Henry Trotter Bush was brother, uncle of presidents
William Henry Trotter Bush, a wealthy investor and the brother and uncle of presidents, has died
Former Hall County Juvenile Court judge David Fox dies at age 70
David Fox, a longtime Gainesville attorney and a former Hall County Juvenile Court judge, died unexpectedly Monday.
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.