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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 8th, 2011

Forsyth

Mr.Brady Winfred Kennedy Jr ., age 60, passed away Friday, April 8, 2011. He grew up in Avondale Estates and lived in Cumming since 1984. Mr. Kennedy worked for Roadway Express for ...
Linda Benefield Lanier, 60, Cumming
Mrs. Linda Benefield Lanier, age 60, of Cumming, passed away Friday, April 8, 2011. Survivors include her husband, Charles Ricky Lanier; mother, Juanita Benefield; daughter and son ...

Habersham

Garnett Lee "Sonny" Hardeman, Jr., age 68, of Mt. Airy, GA, passed away Friday, April 08, 2011 at Stephens County Hospital.Born on October 19, 1942, in Oglethorpe County, ...

Hall

Briar Kolby Sullens, Gainesville
Briar Kolby Sullens, infant son of Jonathan Sullens and Christina Sadler Sullens, passed away on Friday, April 8, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Graveside services are sc ...
Charles Edward Laub, 80, Buford
Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 11, 2011 at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA for Mr. Charles Edward Laub, 80, of Buford, formerly of Staten Isl ...
Charles Henry Rucker Sr., age 63 of Jackson County, Ga died Friday, April 8, 2011. Visitation will be held Thursday, April 14, 2011 from 6-7pm at the Hurricane Grove Baptist Churc ...
Christy Fletcher, 63, Blairsville
Christy Fletcher, age 63 of Blairsville, Ga died Friday, April 8, 2011. Arrangements to be announced by Wimberly & Jackson, Gainesville, Ga 770-536-3251
Frank Youngblood, 83, Gainesville
Surrounded by his loving family, Frank B. Youngblood, of Gainesville, Passed peacefully to his eternal life April 7, 2011. Frank was born January 14, 1928 in Cumming, Georgia to Ef ...
Gilbert P. Witsell, 73, Flowery Branch
Gilbert P. Witsell, age 73, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Friday, April 8, 2011 at his residence. Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 11:0 ...
Ted E. Thrasher, 80, Flowery Branch
Mr. Ted E. Thrasher, age 80, of Flowery Branch, Georgia, passed away Friday, April 8, 2011, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Sunday, ...
Tyler Wahl Safarriyeh, 11, Johns Creek
Tyler Wahl Safarriyeh, 11, of Johns Creek passed away suddenly Friday, April 8, 2011, in a ski accident while on vacation with family and friends in Winter Park, Co. He was a vibr ...
Willie Jay Hill, Gainesville
Home Going Celebration Services for Mr. Willie Jay Hill of Gainesville, Ga. will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2011, 1:00pm at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 4000 Thurmond Tanner Road, ...

Jackson

Charles Rucker, age 63 of Jackson County, Ga died Friday, April 8, 2011. Arrangements to be announced by Wimberly & Jackson, Gainesville, Ga 770-536-3251

Lumpkin

Linda Sue Smith, Dahlonega
Linda Sue Smith of Dahlonega passed away on April 7,2011. She is survived by her two daughters Wendy (Ryan) Waddell of Canton, Ga; Mandy (Sam) Cummings of Kennesaw, GA; sister, Ba ...
Mrs. Vernell Youngblood Scott, age 69, of Roswell, GA, died April 8, 2011, at Northside Hospital Forsyth in Cumming, GA.Mrs. Scott was born in Dahlonega, GA. She lived most of her ...
'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.