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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 ...
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
Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69
Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to superstardom, has died at age 69
Roger Moore had prouder achievements than playing James Bond
Roger Moore, who played British spy James Bond seven times in the famed film series, had prouder achievements than playing James Bond
Dina Merrill, heiress and actress, dead at 93
Dina Merrill, the rebellious heiress who defied her super-rich parents to become an actress, often portraying stylish wives or "the other woman," has died at age 93
Architect who designed Brenau Downtown Center dies
The architect who designed the Brenau Downtown Center and numerous other buildings throughout north Georgia, N.A. Jacobs, died Saturday.
Former Gainesville City School Board member, community leader dies
Walton Moore, a former Gainesville City School Board chairman and community leader, has died. He was 76.