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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 ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
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