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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 ...
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.
NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78
Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78.
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.