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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 ...

Habersham

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 ...

Hall

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 ...

Jackson

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 ...
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
Hall County's first fire chief dies at 72
Larry Williams, who was the first chief of the Hall County Fire Department, died Thursday at his home in Maysville.