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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jul 6th, 2011

Forsyth

Gentry Barton, 88, Chestatee
Gentry Barton, 88, died at his beloved rustic home on Lake Lanier in the Chestatee community of Forsyth county July 6th, 2011. Gentry was a retired Regional Sales Manager in Atlant ...
L.T. Meeks, 78, Cumming
L.T. Meeks, 78, of Cumming, GA died on July 6, 2011 at Cumming Manor. Born in Forsyth County, he was the son of the late Vester Edward and Mattie Elnora Meeks. L.T. retired from t ...

Jackson

Herman Verner Sparks, 93, Commerce
Mr. Herman Verner Sparks, age 93, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at Northridge Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Sparks was born in Banks County, GA to the late ...
Robert Lewis Merk, 84, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Robert Lewis Merk, age 84, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2011.Mr. Merk was born in Maysville, Ga. to the late Cl ...

Lumpkin

Tasha Lance, 40, Dahlonega
Ms. Tasha Lance, age 40, of Dahlonega, GA died Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at her home.Tasha was born Feb. 17, 1971 in Marion, Ohio. She had lived in Dahlonega for the past 15 years an ...

White

Elwanda Crumley, 78, Cleveland
Mrs. Elwanda Crumley, Age 77, of Cleveland, passed away at Kathy's Personal Care Home following an extended illness. Mrs. Crumley was born on February 26, 1934 to the late Roy ...
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.
Longtime Gainesville journalist Ted Oglesby dies at 84
A longtime Gainesville journalist, who held management positions with both WDUN and The Times, has died at the age of 84.
'Gong Show' creator Chuck Barris dies at 87
Game show impresario Chuck Barris has died at 87. Barris, the madcap producer of "The Gong Show" and "The Dating Game," died of natural causes Tuesday afternoon at his home in Palisades, New York
Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90
Chuck Berry, the rock 'n' roll founder who defined its joy and rebellion in "Johnny B. Goode" and other classics, has died in St. Charles County, Missouri, west of St. Louis
C.W. Davis, former Hall Co. Schools Supt. and founder of Lanierland Basketball Tournament, dies
C.W. Davis, a longtime Hall County educator, former superintendent of Hall County Schools and founder of the Lanierland Basketball Tournament, died Saturday.