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Local Obits for Sat. Sep 3rd, 2011

Dawson

Janet Diane Ziegler, 64, Big Canoe
Janet Diane Ziegler, age 64, went to be with the Lord on Saturday September 3rd, 2011. She died peacefully at her home in Big Canoe, GA.She was a graduate of Mceachern High School, ...

Forsyth

FLORENCE ALICE GRITTITH, 84, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Saturday September 3rd, 2011 with her loving family at her side.The family will be announcing a memorial service for ...
RUTH CAROLE RIBOLIN, 79, Cumming
RUTH CAROLE RIBOLIN (79) of Cumming, Ga. passed away on September 3rd, 2011.She was born in Detroit, Michigan, on January 24, 1932. She was married to Edward Ribolin for 55 years ...

Gwinnett

Norman Bruce Birch, 82, Suwanee
Loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, Norman Bruce Birch died peacefully in his sleep on Sept. 1 in Suwanee at the age of 82. His funeral will be held on Monday, Sept. 5 ...

Habersham

Christine Smith Taylor, 85, Demorest
Christine Smith Taylor, age 85, of Demorest, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, September 2, 2011, following a brief illness.Mrs. Taylor was born on October 10, 1925 ...
Wesley Glenn Martin, age 59, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2011.Mr. Martin was born in Hall County, Georgia on August 11, 1952. He is the son of Dorothy Er ...

Hall

Danny Howard McNeal, 59, Pendergrass
Danny Howard "Dan" McNeal, 59, of Pendergrass and the Belmont Community, died September 3, 2011, at his residence following a courageous battle with cancer. He was prece ...
Fran Sullens, 62, Dahlonega
Fran Sullens, age 62, of Dahlonega, GA, died Saturday, September 3, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA following a brief illness.Fran was a Lumpkin Cou ...
John Wilson Hedger, NA, Gainesville
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 5, 2011 at Westminster Presbyterian Church John Wilson Hedger, 28 of Gainesville who passed away Saturday September 2, ...
Katharine Winn Estill, 83, Suwanee
Katharine Winn Estill, age 83, of Suwanee, passed away Saturday, September 3, 2011. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bob Estill.Survivors include her children, Kathy Estil ...
Stanley Bryant, NA, Gainesville
Stanley Bryant, of Gainesville, Passed Away Saturday August 3, 2011. Arraignments to be Announced by Ward's Funeral Home 758 Main St. Gainesville Ga. www.wardsfh.com
Vivian Leigh Cromer, 70, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home Commerce announces services for Vivian Leigh Cromer 70 of Commerce who died Saturday Sept. 3, 2011. Survivors include her husband Doyle Cromer of the home a son ...

Lumpkin

Jason Christopher Denny "JD" was 36 years old and lived in Canton, Ga. Jason died September 3rd 2011 in Canton from a car accident.Jason was born on November 22nd 1974 in ...

White

Lela Blackwell, 86, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Lela Blackwell, age 86 of Cleveland. Mrs. Blackwell passed away Saturday, September 3, 2011 at her residence followi ...
Lela Sutton Blackwell, 86, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Lela Sutton Blackwell, 86 of Cleveland, GA formerly of Murphy, NC. Lela was called home to rest on Saturday, September 3, ...
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