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Local Obits for Tue. May 8th, 2012

Banks

Izora Coley Myers, 91, Alto
Izora Coley Myers, age 91, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Mrs. Myers was born in Habersham County, Georgia on March 23, 1921; she was the daughter of the lat ...

Dawson

Garland Reagan, 69, Dawsonville
Garland Reagan, 69, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday May 8, 2012 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness.Born March 6, 1943 in Gastonia, NC to the late Edward and ...
John Richard Anderson, 62, Dawsonville
John Richard Anderson, 62, of Dawsonville, Ga. died May 8, 2012. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Friday May 11 2012, in the Bill Head Funeral Home, Duluth Chapel, with Pastor Melv ...

Forsyth

Carol F. Douglas, 81, Alpharetta
Carol F. Douglas, 81, of Alpharetta, GA, formally of Savannah, GA, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 8, 2012 after a short illness.She is survived by her loving sons, John of W ...
Marie C. Dodd, 72, Cumming
Marie C. Dodd, age 72 and lifelong resident of Forsyth County, passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2012. She was a member of Pine Crest Baptist Church. Marie spent most of her life as ...

Gwinnett

Silvia Rodriguez, 46, Suwanee
Silvia Rodriguez, 46, of Suwanee, Georgia passed away on Tuesday. May 8th, 2012. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home on Friday, May 11th, 2012 from the hours o ...

Jackson

Bernice M. Anderson, 81, Hoschton
Bernice M. Anderson, age 81 of Hoschton, passed away on Tuesday Morning, May 8, 2012 at Bell-Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services are sched ...
James Thomas Gaddis, 64, Nicholson
Mr. James Thomas Gaddis, age 64 of Nicholson passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012. James loved to work on cars, listening to music and playing word games with the grandchildren. Jame ...
Laura Allison Bates, 87, Doraville
Mrs. Laura Allison Bates, age 87, of Doraville Ga., passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Doraville for the majority of her life and was a m ...
Nell M. Waller, 91, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Nell M. Waller, 91, of Jefferson, Ga. who passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 in Covington, Ga. following a period of declining heal ...
Mrs. Shirley Elizabeth Greene Peters, age 71, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Peters was born in Walton County, GA to the late, ...

Rabun

Jesse Roscoe Keener, 85, Tiger
Jesse Roscoe Keener, 85, was born July 8, 1926 at Tiger, GA to William Marcus Keener and Martha Hopkins Keener. He lived most of his life in Rabun County. He died at Heritage Healt ...
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.