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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 ...
Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91
Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, died Sunday at 91 in Las Vegas
Shaw Carter service is Monday
A memorial service will be held Monday for Shaw Carter, the 24-year-old heart transplant recipient from Gainesville, who battled heart disease and cancer during his lifetime.
Ara Parseghian, won 2 titles at Notre Dame, has died at 94
Ara Parseghian, who won two national titles in 11 seasons as coach of Notre Dame, has died at 94.
Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright, is dead at 73
Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died
Funeral Friday for Ray Jones, prominent Hall County businessman
A prominent Hall County businessman, active in the poultry industry and as a Jackson EMC Board member for many years, will be buried Friday.
Hootie Johnson, former Augusta National chairman, dies
Hootie Johnson, the South Carolina banker and Augusta National chairman who stubbornly stood his ground amid pressure for the club to invite female members, died Friday morning. He was 86...
Funeral services pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley
Funeral services are pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley, a longtime federal court judge for the Northern District of Georgia.
Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87
Helmut Kohl, the physically imposing German chancellor whose reunification of a nation divided by the Cold War put Germany at the heart of a united Europe, has died