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Local Obits for Wed. May 25th, 2011

Dawson

Helen Patricia Weems, 68, Dawsonville
Helen Patricia Weems, 68, of Dawsonville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday May 25, 2011 with her loving family at her side.The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Fr ...

Forsyth

Floyd Lee Bittle (Big Daddy), age 73 of Ball Ground, Georgia passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2011 with his family by his side.He was born in Talladega, Alabama to Vera Yarbrough. Su ...
Ruby E. Hacker, 93, Cumming
Ruby E. Hacker, 93 passed away peacefully on May 25, 2011. Ruby was born on the family farm in Ruthven, IA to Martin and Mabel Simonson on May 3, 1918. She attended Waldorf Colle ...

Habersham

Opal L. Sanford, 82, Cornelia
Opal Louise Evans Thomas Sanford, age 82, of Cornelia, GA passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at her residence.Born in Coeburn, VA on July 2, 1928, she was a daughter of the late D ...

Hall

Billy David Beck, 51, Gainesville
BILLY DAVID BECK, 51, of Gainesville, Forsyth, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday May 25th, 2011.The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday May 27th, 2011 from th ...
Geraldine Elizabeth "Geri" Cannon, 67, Gainesville, formerly of Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Geraldine Elizabeth "Geri" Cannon, age 67, of Gainesville formerly of Cleveland. Mrs. Cannon passed away Wednes ...
Geraldine Elizabeth Cannon, 67, Gainesville
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Geraldine Elizabeth Cannon, age 67 of Gainesville formerly of Cleveland. Mrs. Cannon passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2011 ...
Harley "Cecil" Wilbanks, 95, Gainesville
Mr. Harley "Cecil" Wilbanks, age 95 of Gainesville died Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at Landmark Hospital. Mr. Wilbanks was born in Commerce to the late, Charlie and Lula Vau ...
Henry William Hahnke, Gainesville
Henry William Hahnke died Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at his residence following a brief illness. Mr. Hahnke was preceeded in death by his wife, Pat Hahnke. Survivors include sons Chris ...
Kenneth "Larry" Nix, 59, Gainesville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Kenneth "Larry" Nix, 59, passed away Wednesday May 25, 2011 at his home following an extended illness.Mr. Nix was born Janua ...
Samuel L. Oliver, 68, Gainesville
Gainesville has lost another person whose contributions to this community and to his family can never be measured. Samuel L. Oliver passed away May 25, 2011 at Emory University Ho ...
Stephen Day Waters, 55, Flowery Branch
Graveside services are scheduled for 11:30a.m. Saturday May 28 in Memorial Park Cemetery for Stephen Day Waters, age 55 of Flowery Branch. The Rev. Paige Bennett will officiate. Th ...
Steven Day Waters, 55, Flowery Branch
Steven Day Waters, 55, of Flowery Branch, passed away Wednesday May 25, 2011. Arrangements to be made with Ward's Funeral Home, 758 Main Street, Gainesville. www.wardsfh.com

Jackson

Dewey Paul Hill, 82, Nicholson
Mr. Dewey Paul Hill, age 82 of Nicholson died Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Hill was born in Franklin County to the late, Richard and Magalee Clark Hill. Mr. Hill ...
James E. Hicks, 71, Nicholson
God called Mr. James E. Hicks age 71 of Nicholson, GA home on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. Mr. Hicks was born in Jackson County on October 23, 1939. He moved to Nicholson about 26 year ...

White

Carolyn Frantz Britcher of Sautee went home to be with the Lord on May 25, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She was 82. Carolyn was born on October 5, 1928 in Martelle, I ...
Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91
Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, died Sunday at 91 in Las Vegas
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies
Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.
Shaw Carter service is Monday
A memorial service will be held Monday for Shaw Carter, the 24-year-old heart transplant recipient from Gainesville, who battled heart disease and cancer during his lifetime.
Ara Parseghian, won 2 titles at Notre Dame, has died at 94
Ara Parseghian, who won two national titles in 11 seasons as coach of Notre Dame, has died at 94.
Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright, is dead at 73
Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died
Funeral Friday for Ray Jones, prominent Hall County businessman
A prominent Hall County businessman, active in the poultry industry and as a Jackson EMC Board member for many years, will be buried Friday.
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.