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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 ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
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