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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 8th, 2011

Forsyth

Mr.Brady Winfred Kennedy Jr ., age 60, passed away Friday, April 8, 2011. He grew up in Avondale Estates and lived in Cumming since 1984. Mr. Kennedy worked for Roadway Express for ...
Linda Benefield Lanier, 60, Cumming
Mrs. Linda Benefield Lanier, age 60, of Cumming, passed away Friday, April 8, 2011. Survivors include her husband, Charles Ricky Lanier; mother, Juanita Benefield; daughter and son ...

Habersham

Garnett Lee "Sonny" Hardeman, Jr., age 68, of Mt. Airy, GA, passed away Friday, April 08, 2011 at Stephens County Hospital.Born on October 19, 1942, in Oglethorpe County, ...

Hall

Briar Kolby Sullens, Gainesville
Briar Kolby Sullens, infant son of Jonathan Sullens and Christina Sadler Sullens, passed away on Friday, April 8, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Graveside services are sc ...
Charles Edward Laub, 80, Buford
Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 11, 2011 at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA for Mr. Charles Edward Laub, 80, of Buford, formerly of Staten Isl ...
Charles Henry Rucker Sr., age 63 of Jackson County, Ga died Friday, April 8, 2011. Visitation will be held Thursday, April 14, 2011 from 6-7pm at the Hurricane Grove Baptist Churc ...
Christy Fletcher, 63, Blairsville
Christy Fletcher, age 63 of Blairsville, Ga died Friday, April 8, 2011. Arrangements to be announced by Wimberly & Jackson, Gainesville, Ga 770-536-3251
Frank Youngblood, 83, Gainesville
Surrounded by his loving family, Frank B. Youngblood, of Gainesville, Passed peacefully to his eternal life April 7, 2011. Frank was born January 14, 1928 in Cumming, Georgia to Ef ...
Gilbert P. Witsell, 73, Flowery Branch
Gilbert P. Witsell, age 73, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Friday, April 8, 2011 at his residence. Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 11:0 ...
Ted E. Thrasher, 80, Flowery Branch
Mr. Ted E. Thrasher, age 80, of Flowery Branch, Georgia, passed away Friday, April 8, 2011, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Sunday, ...
Tyler Wahl Safarriyeh, 11, Johns Creek
Tyler Wahl Safarriyeh, 11, of Johns Creek passed away suddenly Friday, April 8, 2011, in a ski accident while on vacation with family and friends in Winter Park, Co. He was a vibr ...
Willie Jay Hill, Gainesville
Home Going Celebration Services for Mr. Willie Jay Hill of Gainesville, Ga. will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2011, 1:00pm at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 4000 Thurmond Tanner Road, ...

Jackson

Charles Rucker, age 63 of Jackson County, Ga died Friday, April 8, 2011. Arrangements to be announced by Wimberly & Jackson, Gainesville, Ga 770-536-3251

Lumpkin

Linda Sue Smith, Dahlonega
Linda Sue Smith of Dahlonega passed away on April 7,2011. She is survived by her two daughters Wendy (Ryan) Waddell of Canton, Ga; Mandy (Sam) Cummings of Kennesaw, GA; sister, Ba ...
Mrs. Vernell Youngblood Scott, age 69, of Roswell, GA, died April 8, 2011, at Northside Hospital Forsyth in Cumming, GA.Mrs. Scott was born in Dahlonega, GA. She lived most of her ...
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.