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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 ...
Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe dies at 92
Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died
Chanel: Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died
Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died
From 'Tom Jones' to 'Skyfall': star Albert Finney dies at 82
British actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of "Tom Jones," has died at the age of 82. Finney's family says he "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side."
John Dingell, longest serving member of Congress, dies at 92
Former Rep. John Dingell, who served nearly six decades in the U.S. House, was hard to typecast
Gainesville realtor, philanthropist Don Carter dies at 86
Don Carter, the founder of Don Carter Realty in Gainesville, died at his home on Thursday, Feb. 7.
Frank Robinson, baseball's fearsome trailblazer, dies at 83
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the 1st black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, dies at 83
Special Master in Georgia-Florida water wars case dies at 88
The man who served for nearly four years as the Special Master overseeing the Georgia-Florida water wars lawsuit has died.
Glen Wood, auto racing pioneer and patriarch, dies at 93
Glen Wood, racing patriarch who had been NASCAR Hall of Fame's oldest living member, dies at 93