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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 ...
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
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.