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Local Obits for Wed. Apr 20th, 2011

Forsyth

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, ...

Gwinnett

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 ...

Hall

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 ...

White

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 ...
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.