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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Feb 8th, 2011

Dawson

Douglas Dillard Jones, 45, Dawsonville
Douglas Dillard Jones, age 45, of Dawsonville, passed away Saturday, February 5, 2011. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He was a former Special Education school bus dri ...
Donnie and Jacquelyn "Jackie" Johnson of Dawsonville passed away February 5, 2011 at their residence.Donnie was born March 12, 1948 in Atlanta to the late Harris and Dixi ...

Gwinnett

Anne Kilgore Saunders, 82, Lawrenceville
Anne Kilgore Saunders, age 82 of Lawrenceville, GA died Tuesday, February 8, 2011after a brief illness. Funeral service will be held Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Hami ...

Habersham

Florence Grist Dillard, 97, Dillard
Florence Grist Dillard, 97, of Dillard, GA, went home to be with the Lord on February 7, 2011 at her residence. She was born January 27, 1914 in Dillard, Georgia and was the daught ...
Rebecca Lynne Simmons, 38, Baldwin
Rebecca Lynne "Becky" Hodges Simmons age 38, of Baldwin, passed away Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at her residence.Born in Hall County on June 04, 1972, she was the daughter ...

Hall

John Barnard Law Jr., Gainesville
John Barnard Law Jr., born January 9th 1935, died from a blood infection February 8th 2011. John was a true Georgia native being born in Atlanta; he attended Morningside Elementary ...
Marcus Zachary Hayes, 26, Gainesville
Marcus Zachary "Zach" Hayes, age 26, of New York City, NY, formerly of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, February 08, 2011, following a brief illness.Funeral Ser ...
Ronald J. Wiggins, 63, Gainesville
Mr. Ronald J. Wiggins, 63 of Gainesville died February 8, 2011 while on a business trip in Dallas, Texas. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday February 12, 2011 in ...
William Price Ellis, 70, Gainesville
Mr. William Price Ellis, age 70, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, February 08, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.. Funeral ...
'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77
Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into an Oscar winning 1994 movie that became an enduring cultural phenomenon, has died
Tom Seaver, heart and mighty arm of Miracle Mets, dies at 75
Hall of Fame pitcher and New York Mets icon Tom Seaver has died at 75
Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78
The college basketball coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown has died
Chadwick Boseman, who embodied Black icons, dies of cancer
First Chadwick Boseman slipped on the cleats of Jackie Robinson, then the Godfather of Soul’s dancing shoes, portraying both Black American icons with a searing intensity that commanded respect
Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95
A longtime adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H
Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' and 'Natural' actor, dies at 85
Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to indelible character actor in films including “Cocoon” and “The Natural,” has died
Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress, dies at 104
Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland, best known as the kindly Melanie in “Gone With the Wind,” has died
NASCAR Hall of Famer Maurice Petty passes away
NASCAR Hall of Fame engine builder Maurice Petty passed away Saturday morning, according to a statement released by Richard Petty Motorsports. He was 81 years old.