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Local Obits for Wed. May 11th, 2011

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Allene Martin Haygood, 86, Canton
Allene Martin Haygood, age 86, of Canton, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2011. Allene was a longtime member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Canton. She was employed by Sears for 42 y ...

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Funeral services for Florence Elizabeth Black Colston, age 91, of Demorest, will be held at 3:00 PM, Friday, May 13, 2011 from the Fairfield Baptist Church. Rev. Keith Allison wil ...

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Annie Merle Ferguson, 86, Gainesville
Annie Merle Ferguson, age 86 of Grand Prairie, Texas, formerly of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 suddenly at her residence. Graveside services are s ...
Aubrey Bennett Duke, Sr.,, 86, Gainesville
Aubrey Bennett Duke, Sr., 86, of Gainesville, GA (a former resident of Chamblee, GA where he was a long time member of Oglethorpe United Methodist Church) died at Northeast Georgia ...
Bobby Ray Williamson, 58, Hoschton
Bobby Ray Williamson, age 58 of Hoschton, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness.Memorial services are scheduled for Thursday, May 12, ...
Merle Ledford Smith, 92, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Friday May 13, 2011 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Merle Ledford Smith, 92, of Gainesville. Rev. David Matthews will officiate with burial ...
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2011 in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Raymond Pittman, 70. Who passed away on Wednesday, May ...
Robert Benton Fadely, 64, Buford
Robert Benton Fadely, age 64, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at Embracing Hospice in Cumming following an extended illness.Graveside Services will be held Thursd ...

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George Bernard Thomas, Sr., age 64 of Bethlehem, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2011. George is survived by his daughter Tonjua Thomas Miller and husband Jerry of Monroe; son Geor ...
Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe dies at 92
Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died
Chanel: Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died
Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died
From 'Tom Jones' to 'Skyfall': star Albert Finney dies at 82
British actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of "Tom Jones," has died at the age of 82. Finney's family says he "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side."
John Dingell, longest serving member of Congress, dies at 92
Former Rep. John Dingell, who served nearly six decades in the U.S. House, was hard to typecast
Gainesville realtor, philanthropist Don Carter dies at 86
Don Carter, the founder of Don Carter Realty in Gainesville, died at his home on Thursday, Feb. 7.
Frank Robinson, baseball's fearsome trailblazer, dies at 83
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the 1st black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, dies at 83
Special Master in Georgia-Florida water wars case dies at 88
The man who served for nearly four years as the Special Master overseeing the Georgia-Florida water wars lawsuit has died.
Glen Wood, auto racing pioneer and patriarch, dies at 93
Glen Wood, racing patriarch who had been NASCAR Hall of Fame's oldest living member, dies at 93