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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 11th, 2011

Dawson

Merlin "Mike" Melancon, 86, Dawsonville
Merlin "Mike" Melancon, 86, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday August 11, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Born June 27, 1925 in Ne ...

Forsyth

Anita Jeanne Aiken, 85, Cumming
Anita Jeanne Aiken, age 85 of Cumming, passed away on Thursday Evening, August 11, 2011 at Lifecare of Lawrenceville following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled fo ...
Bell Leigh Payne, 37, Cumming
Bell Leigh Payne, 37 of Cumming, GA passed away Thursday, August 11, 2011 at her residence. She attended Mountain Lake Church in Cumming and always had a dream of becoming a cloth ...
HSIAO LU WONG, 67, Alpharetta
HSIAO LU WONG, 67, of Alpharetta, Georgia passed away on Wednesday August 11, 2011Graveside Services will be held on Friday August 12, 2011 at 10:00am at Sawnee View Gardens.Arrang ...
PHILLIP JOHN GEURKINK, 63, Cumming
PHILLIP JOHN GEURKINK, 63, of Roswell, Georgia passed away on Wednesday August 11, 2011. The family will be hosting a Celebration of Life Memorial Service. Service information will ...

Habersham

Doris "Dot" Hewell King, age 96, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2011.Dot was born on May 9, 1915, in Dewy Rose, Georgia, to the late Olden Ornan ...

Hall

Edith Grantham, 96, Gainesville
Edith Grantham, age 96 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at New Horizon West Nursing Home following an extended illness.Graveside services were held on Satur ...
Erica Shauntay Berry, 24, Murrayville
Erica Shauntay Berry, age 24, of Murrayville, Ga. died August 11, 2011.Erica was born in Hall County. She lived in Dahlonega most of her life. She was preceded in death by grandpar ...
Herdnell Giddens, 78, Gainesville
Mr. Herdnell Giddens, age 78, of Gainesville, Georgia formerly of Macon, Georgia, went to be the Lord, Thursday, August 11, 2011, surrounded by his loving family.He was born March ...
Homer Wilson, 90, Gainesville
Mr. Homer Wilson, 90 of Gainesville died Thursday August 11, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Mr. Wilson was the son of the late Rufus and ...

Lumpkin

Boyd R. Rider, 82, Dahlonega
Mr. Boyd R. Rider, age 82, of Dahlonega, Ga. died August 11, 2011. Mr. Rider was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He was of the Baptist faith.He was the son of the late Cicer ...
Funeral services Friday for officer who helped establish Hall County SWAT team
Funeral services have been scheduled for Lt. Bob McMahan, a 23-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office, who was instrumental in setting up the SWAT team for the department.
'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57
Stephen Hillenburg, whose daffy animated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' became an international hit, dies at 57.
Wayne Abernathy, Hall County businessman and state Board of Public Safety member, dies
A Lula man, who operated a number of businesses in Gainesville and Cleveland during his lifetime and served more than 35 years on the state Board of Public Safety, has died.
Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, has died
Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century, has died. He was 85
NASCAR legend David Pearson dies at age 83
David Pearson, winner of three NASCAR premier series championships, has died at the age of 83. Winner of 105 races in just 574 starts – second most to fellow...
Mari Hulman George, Indy's quiet pioneer, dies at 83
Mari Hulman George, auto racing's 'quiet pioneer' who ordered Indy drivers to start their engines, dies at 83
Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey dies at 80
Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and long arms, has died at 80
Funeral services set for Wednesday for former Gainesville police chief
Retired Gainesville Police Chief Jerry Harrison Forrester died Monday at the age of 72.