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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 10th, 2012

Dawson

Mary G. Reed, 92, Dawsonville
Mary G. Reed, 92, of Dawsonville passed away Friday February 10, 2012 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health.Born May 1, 1919 in Phoenix, Arizona to t ...

Forsyth

Jeffrey Lee McGhee, 45, Cumming
Jeffrey Lee McGhee, 45, of Cumming, GA died on February 9, 2012. Born in Cartersville, GA, he was the son of Sandra & George Caine of Cumming, GA and S. T. McGhee of Cleveland ...
John R. Mitchell, 86, Jasper
John R. Mitchell, 86, of Jasper, GA passed away on Friday, February,10, 2012 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital.He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Jo Pullen Mitchell; sons, Jo ...

Hall

Terry Lee Ballew, 52, Alto
Terry Lee Ballew, age 52, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Friday, February 10, 2012, at his residence.Mr. Ballew's wishes were to be cremated. A private family service will ...

Rabun

Mark Gregory Benfield, 41, Clayton
Mark Gregory Benfield, 41, of Clayton, GA passed away Friday, February 10, 2012 at Emory Hospital in Atlanta.He was born in Clayton, GA on December 31, 1970, and was the son of Bil ...
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
Hall County's first fire chief dies at 72
Larry Williams, who was the first chief of the Hall County Fire Department, died Thursday at his home in Maysville.
Janice Riley, longtime head of Ninth District Opportunity, dies
The funeral will be held Saturday for Janice Riley, longtime executive director of Gainesville-based Ninth District Opportunity, who died earlier this week following a brief illness.
Tommy Irvin, longtime Georgia agriculture chief, dies at 88
​Former Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin, whose four decades in office made him one of the longest-serving statewide officials in U.S., died at the age of 88, the department he once ran confirmed Friday.
'Cheers' actor, radio host Jay Thomas dies at 69
A publicist for Jay Thomas says the actor and radio host has died at 69
Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91
Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, died Sunday at 91 in Las Vegas
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies
Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.