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Local Obits for Wed. Sep 28th, 2011

Dawson

Eula Idelle Evans, 96, Dawsonville
Eula Idelle Evans, 96, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday September 28, 2011 at Gold City Convalescent Center following a period of declining health.Born December 15, 1914 in Ha ...

Forsyth

Donna Jean Edgil, 73, Cumming
Donna Jean Edgil, age 73, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2011. She attended River of Life Church of God. Donna was a medical receptionist for over 35 years worki ...

Gwinnett

Bessie Herrera, 92, Lawrenceville
Bessie Herrera, age 92 of Lawrenceville, GA died Wednesday, September 28, 2011 after an extended illness.Funeral Service will be held Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton ...

Habersham

Carrenia Pritchett Bonds, age 92 formerly of Baldwin, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2011, at Habersham Home following an extended illness.Born on November 26, 1918 in Banks ...
Willard B. Garrison, 84, Cornelia
Willard B. Garrison, age 84, of Cornelia, GA, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at Habersham County Medical Center.Born in Banks County on September 08, 1927, he was a son ...

Hall

Burl Jackson Word, 85, Flowery Branch
Burl Jackson Word, husband of 57 years to Ruby Word, father of three, grandfather of eight, and friend or relative to many, died unexpectedly of natural causes on Wednesday, Septem ...
Isabelle Jackson, 76, Gainesville
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 1, 2011 in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Mrs. Isabelle Jackson, 76 of Gainesville who passed a ...
Mattie Belle Duncan, 88, Gainesville
Little & Davenport Funeral Home announces the death of Mattie Belle Duncan, 88, of Gainesville. Complete arrangements will be announced later.Those wishing to send online condo ...
Ralph J. Swafford, Gainesville
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces memorial services for Ralph J. Swafford of Gainesville who passed away on Wednesday at the Kindred Hospital in Atlanta. Born in Gwinnett Cou ...
Samuel Henry Forbes, 84, Gainesville
Little & Davenport Funeral Home announces the death of Samuel Henry Forbes, 84, of Gainesville. Complete arrangements will be announced later.Those wishing to send online condo ...

Jackson

Eugene Halski, 91, Talmo
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Eugene "Gene" Halski, age 91, who died peacefully Wednesday September 28, 2011 at his assisted living residence in Athens. Liste ...
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