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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 7th, 2011

Forsyth

Rebecca Burruss, 69, Cumming
Rebecca J. Burruss, age 69, of Cumming, passed away Friday, October 7, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, Brooks and Emma Ava Johnson. She was a member of Coal Mountai ...

Habersham

Mary Virginia Hudgins Lamb, age 68, of Alto, Georgia, formerly of Decatur, Georgia, passed away on Friday, October 7, 2011, at her residence. Those wishing to express online condol ...

Hall

LaVonne M. Free, 70, Flowery Branch
Mrs. LaVonne M. Free, age 70, of Flowery Branch, Georgia, passed away Friday, October 07, 2011 at her residence following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled for 4:00 pm ...
Marie E. Pettit, 86, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, October 9, 2011 in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Mrs. Marie E. Pettit, 86, of Gainesville. The Rev. Mich ...
Mary Meeks Smelley, 94, Lula
Mary "Jurelle" Meeks Smelley, age 94, of Lula, GA, passed away Friday, October 07, 2011 at Northridge Medical Center.Born in Banks County on January 02, 1917, she was a d ...
William R. "Bill" Burton, Jr., 81, Clarkesville
William R. "Bill" Burton, Jr., age 81, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Friday, October 7, 2011, at the Oaks at Scenic View in Baldwin, Georgia. Those wishing to ...

Jackson

Willie Tom Slater, 73, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home of Commerce announces services for Willie Tom Slater, 73, of Commerce, who passed away Friday morning, October 7, 2011, at his residence.Born in Jackson County, h ...

Lumpkin

Jerry C. Grant, 72, Dahlonega
Mr. Jerry C. Grant, age 72, of Dahlonega, GA died September 27, 2011 in Las Vegas, NV from injuries received in an accident.Jerry is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Michae ...
Hugh Downs, genial presence on TV news and game shows, dies
Hugh Downs, a genial and near-constant presence on television from the 1950s through the 1990s, has died
Carl Reiner, beloved creator of 'Dick Van Dyke Show,' dies
Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile comedy writer, actor and director, has died
Johnny Majors, former Tennessee and Pitt coach, dies at 85
Johnny Majors, the coach of Pittsburgh’s 1976 national championship football team and a former coach and star player at Tennessee, has died
Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye dies at 80
Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye has died at the age of 80
Column: Remembering an old family friend, Biff Pocoroba
Ahh, that name
Evangelist who built global ministry dies in Atlanta at 74
Evangelist Ravi Zacharias, who built an international ministry that strives to defend Christianity on intellectual grounds, has died in Georgia
Phyllis George, female sportscasting pioneer, dies at 70
Phyllis George, the former Miss America who became a female sportscasting pioneer on CBS’s “The NFL Today” and served as the first lady of Kentucky, has died
Colorful player, coach Pepper Rodgers dies at age 88
Pepper Rodgers has died at the age of 88