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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 ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95
Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," has died
Memorial service Saturday for former GHS teacher, coach
A memorial service will be held Saturday for Jean Gruhn, who along with her late husband, Bobby, was a longtime fixture at Gainesville High School, where both served as a teacher and a coach.
NASCAR’s Ted Christopher passes away in plane crash
NASCAR champion Ted Christopher passed away Saturday after being involved in a plane crash in Connecticut. He was 59.
Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91
Hollywood is mourning the loss of beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton