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Obituary Archive
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 ...
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95
Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," has died
Memorial service Saturday for former GHS teacher, coach
A memorial service will be held Saturday for Jean Gruhn, who along with her late husband, Bobby, was a longtime fixture at Gainesville High School, where both served as a teacher and a coach.
NASCAR’s Ted Christopher passes away in plane crash
NASCAR champion Ted Christopher passed away Saturday after being involved in a plane crash in Connecticut. He was 59.
Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91
Hollywood is mourning the loss of beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton
Hall County's first fire chief dies at 72
Larry Williams, who was the first chief of the Hall County Fire Department, died Thursday at his home in Maysville.