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Local Obits for Wed. May 11th, 2011

Forsyth

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 ...
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
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.
Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87
Helmut Kohl, the physically imposing German chancellor whose reunification of a nation divided by the Cold War put Germany at the heart of a united Europe, has died