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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Aug 28th, 2011

Forsyth

Antoinette (Toni) Phillips Smith, age 93, of Cumming, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2011. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cumming. Toni is preceded in dea ...

Gwinnett

Robert (Bob) H. Diggory, III, age 77, of Dacula, GA, died suddenly on August 28, 2011.Mr. Diggory's body has been cremated. A memorial service will be held on Sat., Sept. 3rd ...

Habersham

Van "Wesley" Dayton, 74, Cornelia
Van "Wesley" Dayton, age 74, Cornelia, Georgia, went to our heavenly home to be with our Lord on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at the residence following an extended illness. ...

Hall

Claude Franklin Garner, Sr, 70, Gainesville
Claude Franklin Garner, Sr., age 70, Gainesville resident since 1996, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2011. A native of Waynesboro, Georgia, he received a BA Degree in Accounting f ...
Evalyn Knox Cooper, 83, Gainesville
Evalyn Knox Cooper, age 83, of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, August 28th, 2011. Evalyn was born in Washington, D.C. to the late Rear Admiral Robert W. Knox and Esther Louise Hit ...
Nicholas Daniel Wilbanks, age 18, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, August 28, 2011 at Athens Regional Medical Center. He was born April 14, 1993 in Jackson County, GA, son of Rodney L ...
William R. "Bill" Valentine, 84, Gainesville
William R. "Bill" Valentine died at Gainesville on August 28, 2011. He was born on November 25, 1926, in Richmond, Indiana, to Edward John and Anna Richards Valentine. He ...

Jackson

Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Lillie Elizabeth Parson Mize, 86, of Commerce who died on Sunday at Southern Pines Assisted Living in Maysville. Born in Banks C ...

Lumpkin

John Turner (J.T.) Staton, 72, Dahlonega
John Turner (J.T.) Staton, age 72 of Dahlonega, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Staton was born August 28, 1939 in White County to the ...

Union

Marie Elliott, 80, Suches
Mrs. Marie Elliott, age 80, of Suches, Ga. died August 28, 2011.She was the daughter of the late Jack Holloway and Carrie Woody Holloway. She was also preceded in death by her sist ...

White

Dennis Edward Watkins Jr, 87, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Dennis E. Watkins. Dennis E. Watkins, 87, of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2011, at home. Born on March 21, ...
William Kenneth "Red" Jones, 90, Sautee-Nacoochee
William Kenneth "Red" Jones, age 90, of Sautee-Nacoochee, Georgia was welcomed into the presence of his Savior on Sunday morning, August 28, 2011.Mr. Jones was born in Ro ...
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.
NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78
Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78.
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.