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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 ...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Michael Nesmith, the Monkee for all seasons, dies at 78
Michael Nesmith, the wool-hatted, guitar-strumming member of the 1960s, made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died at 78
Al Unser, a four-time winner of Indianapolis 500, dies at 82
Al Unser, one of only four drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 a record four times, died Thursday following years of health issues
Pro Bowler, Super Bowl champ, GA Tech star wideout Demaryius Thomas dies at 33
Former NFL wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has died at the age of 33
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...