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Local Obits for Sun. May 15th, 2011

Dawson

Elizabeth "Liz" Sanford, 73, Dawsonville
Elizabeth "Liz" Sanford, 73, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday May 15, 2011 at Northside Forsyth Hospital.Born March 2, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Homer and Ge ...
Frances Walden Kirk, 81, Dawsonville
Mrs. Frances Walden Kirk, age 81, Dawsonville, GA(Lumpkin County), died Sunday. May 15, 2011, at her residence.Frances was born in Hall County, GA June 12, 1929 and lived most of h ...

Forsyth

Edward Travis Beck, 64, Cumming
Edward Travis Beck, 64, of Cumming, GA died on May 15, 2011. Born in Atlanta, GA he was the son of the late Claude and Margaret Beck.Travis graduated from O'Keefe High School ...
George David Barnett, Sr., age 73, of Cumming, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2011. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Cumming. He was preceded in death by his parents, Comer ...
Wontai Kim, 58, Cumming
Wontai Kim, 58, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Sunday May 15th, 2011 at Emory University Hospital Atlanta.Wontai was born in Taiwan and spend some of his childhood in Korea. H ...

Hall

Billy Ray McConnell, 53, Gainesville
Mr. Billy Ray McConnell age 53 of Gainesville passed away Sunday May 15, 2011 at his residence. Mr. McConnell was born in Toccoa Georgia and was preceded in death by his mother, Ma ...
Bob Ledford, 66, Gainesville
Mr. Bob Ledford age 66 of Gainesville passed away Sunday May 15, 2011 at Saint Joseph's Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Memorial Park Fune ...
Elizabeth W. St. Clair, 63, Gainesville
Elizabeth W. St. Clair, age 63, of Gainesville, GA passed away Sunday, May 15, 2011 from kidney failure at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.A memorial ...
Paul E. Grizzle, 81, Murrayville
Homecoming Celebration services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at Yellow Creek Baptist Church for Mr. Paul E. Grizzle, 81 of Murrayville. Rev. Chris Gilbert, Rev ...
Richard A. Byrd, 74, Flowery Branch
Richard A. Byrd, age 74, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral Services will be held T ...
Robert "Bob" Henry Ledford, 66, Gainesville
Mr. Robert "Bob" Henry Ledford, age 66, of Gainesville, GA, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2011 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta.A memorial service is scheduled for ...
Ruth York Shedd, 92, Cornelia
Ruth York Shedd, age 92, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2011.Mrs. Shedd was born on July 24, 1918, in Clarkesville, Georgia. She was the daughter of the late ...
Tracey Daniel Crumbley, 48, Gainesville
Mrs. Tracey Daniel Crumbley, age 48 of Gainesville, passed away May 15, 2011. Arrangements will be announced later by Young's Funeral Home, Roger Young Funeral Director, 1553 ...

Jackson

Frankie Dianne Looney, 56, Winterville
Ivie Funeral Home Commerce announces services for Frankie Dianne Looney 56 of Winterville, Ga. who died May 15, 2011. Survivors include her son Shane Looney of Winterville, 2 daug ...

Towns

Weyman O. Griffin, 80, Hiawassee
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home announces the death of Weyman O. Griffin, age 80 of Hiawassee and Baldwin, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2011, following an extended illnes ...
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.
Janice Riley, longtime head of Ninth District Opportunity, dies
The funeral will be held Saturday for Janice Riley, longtime executive director of Gainesville-based Ninth District Opportunity, who died earlier this week following a brief illness.
Tommy Irvin, longtime Georgia agriculture chief, dies at 88
​Former Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin, whose four decades in office made him one of the longest-serving statewide officials in U.S., died at the age of 88, the department he once ran confirmed Friday.
'Cheers' actor, radio host Jay Thomas dies at 69
A publicist for Jay Thomas says the actor and radio host has died at 69