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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 ...
'Night Court' star Harry Anderson found dead in home
Anderson was 65.
Nevada sheriff: Radio show host Art Bell dead at 72
Art Bell, a radio host best known for a paranormal-themed nightly show syndicated on hundreds of stations in the 1990s, including WDUN, has died at his home in southern Nevada, authorities said Saturday.
Milos Forman, Oscar-winning director, dies at 86
Milos Forman, a refuge from Czechoslovakia whose American movies "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Amadeus" won a deluge of Academy Awards, including best director Oscars, has died.
Jackson County Chief Magistrate Judge dies after battle with cancer
The Chief Magistrate Judge of Jackson County has died following a battle with cancer.
Anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, prominent anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, has died
Jim Lancaster, former Hall County Fire Battalion Chief, dies at age 70
Jim Lancaster, a former Battalion Chief for Hall County Fire Services, died Thursday.
VIDEO: Legendary voice of Red Elephants, Gainesville icon Walt Snelling left us with incredible memories
Walt Snelling was woven into the very fabric of Gainesville High athletics, as much a part of Big Red as The Rock, City Park or any number of the illustrious athletes and committed coaches to have graced the playing field.
Linda Brown, central figure in school segregation case, dies
As a girl in Kansas, Linda Brown's father tried to enroll her in an all-white school in Topeka. A 1954 decision by the US Supreme Court followed, striking down racial segregation in schools and cementing Linda Brown's place in history. She died Sunday.