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Local Obits for Wed. May 11th, 2011


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...
Lillie Mae Green, co-founder of Green's Grocery, dies at 99
The woman who founded and ran Green's Grocery with her husband in 1950 died Thursday.
A life: Hawking defied ALS to become pre-eminent physicist
Word by painstaking word, Stephen Hawking produced a masterwork of popular science that outlined his vision of time, the universe and humanity's place within it
William Henry Trotter Bush was brother, uncle of presidents
William Henry Trotter Bush, a wealthy investor and the brother and uncle of presidents, has died
Former Hall County Juvenile Court judge David Fox dies at age 70
David Fox, a longtime Gainesville attorney and a former Hall County Juvenile Court judge, died unexpectedly Monday.
Evangelist Billy Graham, who reached millions, dies at 99
​The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99.
Former Banks Co. probate judge, county commissioner dies
A former Banks County probate judge and county commissioner, Milton Dalton, has died following an extended illness.
Daughter: Popular crooner Vic Damone dies in Florida at 89
Family members say crooner Vic Damone has died in Florida at the age of 89
Memorial service set for Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere
DEMOREST — Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere will be remembered in a memorial service at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Atlanta.