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Local Obits for Mon. Jun 27th, 2011


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...
Lillie Mae Green, co-founder of Green's Grocery, dies at 99
The woman who founded and ran Green's Grocery with her husband in 1950 died Thursday.
A life: Hawking defied ALS to become pre-eminent physicist
Word by painstaking word, Stephen Hawking produced a masterwork of popular science that outlined his vision of time, the universe and humanity's place within it
William Henry Trotter Bush was brother, uncle of presidents
William Henry Trotter Bush, a wealthy investor and the brother and uncle of presidents, has died
Former Hall County Juvenile Court judge David Fox dies at age 70
David Fox, a longtime Gainesville attorney and a former Hall County Juvenile Court judge, died unexpectedly Monday.
Evangelist Billy Graham, who reached millions, dies at 99
​The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99.
Former Banks Co. probate judge, county commissioner dies
A former Banks County probate judge and county commissioner, Milton Dalton, has died following an extended illness.
Daughter: Popular crooner Vic Damone dies in Florida at 89
Family members say crooner Vic Damone has died in Florida at the age of 89
Memorial service set for Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere
DEMOREST — Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere will be remembered in a memorial service at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Atlanta.