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Local Obits for Sat. May 5th, 2012

Forsyth

Alan McKelvey Bentley, 80, Cumming
Alan McKelvey Bentley, 80, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, May 5, 2012 after a three-month battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and Myelodysplastic Syndrome, at Nor ...
Herbert L. Strain, 75, Cumming
Herbert L. Strain, age 75, of Cumming, passed away Friday, May 4, 2012. He was a veteran of The United States Air Force. He was preceded in death by his wife Sylvia K. Strain; pare ...

Habersham

Brenda Gail Porterfield, 64, Clarkesville
MS. BRENDA GAIL HAMILTON PORTERFIELD, age 64 of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, May 05, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness.Born in Habersham County, ...

Hall

Chad Wilson Coley Sr., 40, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00p.m. Wednesday May 9, 2012 at Montgomery Memorial Baptist Church for Mr. Chad Wilson Coley Sr. age 40 of Gainesville. The Rev. Darryl Womack ...
Johnnie Edwards, 86, Gainesville
Graveside services are scheduled for 11:00a.m. Tuesday May 8, 2012 in Alta Vista Cemetery for Mrs. Johnnie Edwards age 86 of Gainesville. The Rev. Joey Edwards will officiate. Mrs. ...
Polly Bryan Creech Sandidge, 92, Gainesville
Mrs. Polly Bryan Creech Sandidge age 92, of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, May 05, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness. A Celebration of Li ...

Jackson

Candace Leigh Minish, 38, Commerce
Mrs. Candace Leigh Minish, age 38 of Commerce died Friday, May 4, 2012 at St. Mary's Hospital. Mrs. Minish was born in Canton, GA and she is of the Baptist Faith and a homema ...
Tabitha Yvonne Eason, 44, Grayson
Tabitha Yvonne Eason, age 44, of Grayson passed away Saturday, May 5, 2012.Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfunera ...

Stephens

Christopher Lee Palmer, age 50, of Toccoa, passed away, Saturday, May 5, 2012 at his home. Born September 11, 1961 in Milledgeville, GA, he was a son of the late Donald and Nancy L ...
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.
Shaw Carter service is Monday
A memorial service will be held Monday for Shaw Carter, the 24-year-old heart transplant recipient from Gainesville, who battled heart disease and cancer during his lifetime.
Ara Parseghian, won 2 titles at Notre Dame, has died at 94
Ara Parseghian, who won two national titles in 11 seasons as coach of Notre Dame, has died at 94.
Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright, is dead at 73
Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died
Funeral Friday for Ray Jones, prominent Hall County businessman
A prominent Hall County businessman, active in the poultry industry and as a Jackson EMC Board member for many years, will be buried Friday.
Hootie Johnson, former Augusta National chairman, dies
Hootie Johnson, the South Carolina banker and Augusta National chairman who stubbornly stood his ground amid pressure for the club to invite female members, died Friday morning. He was 86...
Funeral services pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley
Funeral services are pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley, a longtime federal court judge for the Northern District of Georgia.