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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 21st, 2011

Forsyth

Ben Steven Lankford, 57, Cumming
Mr. Ben Steven Lankford, age 57, of Forsyth County, passed away Friday, October 21, 2011.He was retired from Plumbers and Steam Fitters, Local #72, of Atlanta, GA. Ben was an avid ...

Gwinnett

R.W., 73, Buford
R.W. "Cotton" Holmes, age 73 of Buford, GA died Friday, October 21, 2011 after an extended illness. Cotton was preceded in death by his wife, Karen Holmes. Children, Keit ...

Hall

Billy Henry Cannon, 76, Gainesville
Reverend Billy Henry Cannon, age 76, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Friday, October 21, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. Funeral services will be hel ...
Brian Clay Holbrook, 35, Buford
Brian Clay Holbrook, age 35 of Buford, passed away on Friday, October 21, 2011 at Grady Hospital, Atlanta, following injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Funeral ...
Dorothy Mae McDonald, 83, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Dorothy Mae McDonald, age 83, of Flowery Branch passed away October 21, 2011. Funeral Services will be held 5:00pm Sunday, October 23, 2011 from the Chapel of Memorial Park S ...

Jackson

William Clarence Lacey, 65, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home Commerce announces services for William Clarence Lacey 65 of Commerce who died Friday night. Survivors include a son William Bradley Lacey of Commerce and a daug ...

Lumpkin

Lynne Brown Pyle, 79, Dahlonega
Lynne Brown Pyle, 79, of Dahlonega died on Thursday, October 21, 2011. She was born in Ocilla, Georgia to the late Robert King Brown and Mabel Sanders Brown and graduated from the ...

Rabun

Martha Jane Blackstock, 86, Clayton
Mrs. Martha Jane Blackstock, age 86, of Clayton, Georgia passed away Friday, October 21, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Graveside services will ...
Murlene Cox, NA, Clayton
Ms. Murlene Cox of Clayton, Georgia passed away on October 21, 2011.Complete arrangements to be announced by Memorial Park Funeral Home Gainesville, Georgia. 770-287-8227.

White

Howard Goodger, 95, Cleveland
Howard Gentle Goodger, age 95 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, October 21, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Goodger was born November 25, 1915 in Boliver, T ...
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