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Local Obits for Mon. Jun 27th, 2011

Dawson

G. L. "Pete" Gilleland, 92, Dawsonville
G. L. "Pete" Gilleland, 92, of Dawsonville passed away Monday June 27, 2011 at New Horizons West following a period of declining health.Born October 10, 1918 to the late ...

Forsyth

Bernard Gregory Kearney, 78, of Cumming, GA died on June 27, 2011. Born in Amsterdam, NY he was the son of William and Harriet Kearney.Mr. Kearney was a volunteer at Northside For ...
Betty Sue Harrison Southard, age 79, of Cumming, passed away Monday, June 27, 2011. She was a member of Brookwood Baptist Church and a member of "The 49'ers" the cl ...
Donald Fred Branham, Sr., age 52, of Forsyth County, passed away Monday, June 27, 2011. He is preceded in death by his father, Willie Gordon Branham, Sr. Survivors include his wife ...
Jerry Barron Payne, 68, Cumming
Jerry Barron Payne, age 68, of Cumming, passed away Monday, June 27, 2011. Jerry was the most giving husband, father and grandfather. He is preceded in death by his parents, Norman ...
Katherine Lynn Brescia, 43, Cumming
Katherine Lynn Brescia, 43 of Cumming, GA, passed away Monday, June 27, 2011 at her residence. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, July 1, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at McDonald & ...
Robert B. Blanchard, 79, Cumming
Robert B. Blanchard, 79, died Monday, June 27, 2011 at the Embracing Hospice in Cumming, Ga. following a lengthily illness. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Bonnie; sons Ro ...

Habersham

Imogene Wade Stancil, age 80, of Alto, passed away Monday, June 27, 2011 at Stephens County Hospital.Born in Habersham County on June 22, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Sherm ...

Hall

Van Buren "V.B." Sanders, 85, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00am Wednesday June 29, 2011 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Van Buren "V.B." Sanders Jr. age 85, of Gainesville. The ...

Jackson

William Barry Youngblood, 49, Braselton
Mr. William Barry Youngblood, age 49, of Braselton passed away Monday, June 27, 2011. He retired 23 years from Bellsouth and AT@T. He graduated from North Georgia College and Sta ...
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.