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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 ...
'WKRP' creator Hugh Wilson dies; was married to Gainesville native
Hugh Wilson, who created the CBS sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" in 1978, has died.
Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dead from pneumonia complications
Dan Gurney, the first driver to win in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Gurney began racing in 1955 and won in nearly every racing series he attempted.
Keith Jackson, sportscaster with 'Whoa, Nelly! call, dies
Keith Jackson, the down-home voice of college football for more than 5 decades, dies at 89
Former Clermont City Council member 'Ma' Rogers has died
Mary Ellen "Ma" Rogers, the oldest Clermont City Council member until she was defeated in a re-election bid four years ago, has died.
NHRA Drag Racing legend Bob Glidden passes away
Bob Glidden, one of the most dominant forces in the history of NHRA Drag Racing, died on Sunday, December 17.
Former Atlanta Falcons great Tommy Nobis dies at 74
Tommy Nobis, the first player ever drafted by Atlanta in 1966 and a hard-hitting linebacker who went on to spent his entire 11-year career with the Falcons, has died after an extended illness at age 74
Jim Nabors, Gomer Pyle on 'Andy Griffith Show,' dies at 87
Jim Nabors, who played Gomer Pyle on TV's "The Andy Griffith Show," has died at 87
Big-haired ‘White Knight of Soul’ Wayne Cochran dies at 78
​Wayne Cochran, the “blue-eyed soul” singer known for his towering pompadour, has died of cancer at his Florida home, according to his son Christopher Cochran. He was 78.