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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 ...
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