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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 17th, 2009

Dawson

Eleanor Wallace Swafford, 60, Marble Hill
Eleanor Wallace Swafford, 60, of Marble Hill died Monday August 17, 2009 at Northside Forsyth Hospital.Born February 11, 1949, Mrs. Swafford was a lifelong resident of Dawson Count ...

Forsyth

Carmen Villafanes, 50, Smyrna
Carmen Villafanes, age 50 of Smyrna, Georgia passed away Monday, August 17, 2009. Memorial Services are pending and will be announced at a later date. Online condolences may be ex ...
James Matthew Kenny, 50, Cumming
James Matthew Kenny, 50, of Cumming, GA died on August 17, 2009. Formerly of Paramus, NJ, he was the son of Carol and John Kenny of Dawsonville, GA.James owned a very successful p ...
Melna June Gattis, 74, Cumming
Melna June Gattis, 74, died Monday, August 17, 2009, with her husband, son, and daughter by her bedside in her home in Cumming, Georgia. Originally from Lafayette Springs, Mississi ...
Philip R. Bartholomew, 78, Atlanta
An important chapter in Atlantaâ

Habersham

Patricia Marie Kane, 76, Cornelia
Funeral Mass for Patricia Marie Kane, age 76, of Cornelia, will be held Tuesday, August 18, 2009, at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Fr. Abel Guerrero Orta will officia ...

Hall

Beatrice Mathis Casey, Gainesville
Beatrice Mathis Casey of Gainesville died August 17, 2009 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center from an extended illness. Funeral services will be announced later by Dawson Mort ...
Kenneth Carney, Gainesville
Kenneth Carney of Gainesville passed away Sunday. Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Mason & Ward Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Hillside memoria ...

Jackson

Ruth Jacks Elrod, 99, Athens
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Ruth Jacks Elrod, age 99, of Athens â

Rabun

Millie Vicdora Wall Hamby, 102, of Clayton, passed away August 16, 2009.She was born in Rabun County the daughter of the late Ira Milton Wall and Ida Nicholson Wall. She cooked for ...
Funeral Tuesday for well-known Gainesville businessman, attorney Sonny Sykes
Funeral services for Gainesville attorney and businessman William I. "Sonny" Sykes, Jr. are scheduled for Tuesday, July 13 at Free Chapel Worship Center.
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies at 88
The family of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says he has died
Local philanthropist and journalist Lessie Smithgall dies at 110
Lessie Smithgall, a longtime Gainesville philanthropist and journalist, died Friday, June 25 at the age of 110.
Frank Bonner, Herb on 'WKRP in Cincinnati,' dies at 79
Frank Bonner, who played a brash salesman with a love of flashy plaid suits on the TV comedy “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died
Ned Beatty, indelible in 'Deliverance,' 'Network' dies at 83
Ned Beatty, the indelible character actor whose first film role as a genial vacationer raped by a backwoodsman in 1972′s “Deliverance” launched him on a long, prolific and accomplished career, has died
'Hooked on a Feeling' singer B.J. Thomas dies at 78
One of the country’s most popular and versatile singers, B
Former US Sen. John Warner of Virginia dies at 94
Former Sen. John W
Charles Grodin, 'Midnight Run,' 'Heartbreak Kid,' star, dies
Charles Grodin, the offbeat actor and writer who scored as a newlywed cad in “The Heartbreak Kid” and the father in the “Beethoven” comedies, has died