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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 ...
Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe dies at 92
Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died
Chanel: Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died
Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died
From 'Tom Jones' to 'Skyfall': star Albert Finney dies at 82
British actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of "Tom Jones," has died at the age of 82. Finney's family says he "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side."
John Dingell, longest serving member of Congress, dies at 92
Former Rep. John Dingell, who served nearly six decades in the U.S. House, was hard to typecast
Gainesville realtor, philanthropist Don Carter dies at 86
Don Carter, the founder of Don Carter Realty in Gainesville, died at his home on Thursday, Feb. 7.
Frank Robinson, baseball's fearsome trailblazer, dies at 83
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the 1st black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, dies at 83
Special Master in Georgia-Florida water wars case dies at 88
The man who served for nearly four years as the Special Master overseeing the Georgia-Florida water wars lawsuit has died.
Glen Wood, auto racing pioneer and patriarch, dies at 93
Glen Wood, racing patriarch who had been NASCAR Hall of Fame's oldest living member, dies at 93