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Local Obits for Sun. May 15th, 2011


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...
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.
Head of state educators group dies; was former Forsyth Co. schools superintendent
Dr. Allene Magill, executive director of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators and former schools superintendent in Forsyth County, died unexpectedly at her home Saturday.