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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 24th, 2011

Forsyth

Mary Loiuse Wasko, 90, Cumming
Mary Louise Wasko, age 90, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2011 in Wilmington, N.C. No services are planned at this time.

Gwinnett

Guy Stancil, Jr, 85, Lilburn
Guy Stancil, Jr., age 85, of Lilburn, GA., passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at Bill Head Funeral H ...

Habersham

Callie Mae Hanley, 82, Commerce
Mrs. Callie Mae Hanley, age 82, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at her residence. Mrs. Hanley was born in Banks County, GA to the late Charlie and Lula Vaughn Wilba ...
Glenda Ayers Irvin, 64, Demorest
Glenda Ayers Irvin -- age 64 -- of Demorest, GA, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2011, at her residence.Born at the historic Charm House in Clarkesville, GA, on June 04, 1947, Mr ...
Winston Houston Wilbanks, age 70, of Mt Airy, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2011, at his residence.Born in Toccoa, GA on November 1, 1940, he is the son of the late Roy Winslow ...

Hall

Buford Johnson, 85, Gainesville
Mr. Buford Johnson, age 85, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at Autumn Breeze Assisted Living following an extended illnessFuneral services are sched ...
Eunice Taylor Therrel, 91, Atlanta
Eunice Taylor Therrel, age 91, of Atlanta, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at the Cumming Nursing Center, Cumming, GA. Born in Spartanburg, SC, Eunice is preceded in death b ...

Jackson

Mr. Billy Fred Griffin, Sr., age 71, of Athens, GA died Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Griffin was born in Banks County, GA to the late Barnell and Eva Redman Gr ...

Lumpkin

Hattie Bell Garrett, 80, Dahlonega
Hattie Bell Garrett, age 80, of Dahlonega, Ga. died August 24, 2011.She was the daughter of the late William Garrett and Jenny Lynn Seitz Garrett. She was also preceded in death by ...
Thomas Perry Nix, 77, Dahlonega
Mr. Thomas Perry Nix, age 77, of Dahlonega, Ga. died August 24, 2011.He was the son of the late Perry Nix and Lillie Perry Nix. He was also preceded in death by a brother, James Ni ...

White

Myrtle Mae Wike Wheeler, 97, Cleveland
Mrs. Myrtle Mae Wike Wheeler age 97 of Sautee passed away Wednesday August 24, 2011 at Friendship Healthcare following an extended illness.Mrs. Wheeler was born in Rabun County the ...
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
Hall County's first fire chief dies at 72
Larry Williams, who was the first chief of the Hall County Fire Department, died Thursday at his home in Maysville.
Janice Riley, longtime head of Ninth District Opportunity, dies
The funeral will be held Saturday for Janice Riley, longtime executive director of Gainesville-based Ninth District Opportunity, who died earlier this week following a brief illness.
Tommy Irvin, longtime Georgia agriculture chief, dies at 88
​Former Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin, whose four decades in office made him one of the longest-serving statewide officials in U.S., died at the age of 88, the department he once ran confirmed Friday.
'Cheers' actor, radio host Jay Thomas dies at 69
A publicist for Jay Thomas says the actor and radio host has died at 69