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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 ...
Acclaimed novelist Ernest Gaines dies at 86
Novelist Ernest J. Gaines, whose poor childhood on a small Louisiana plantation germinated stories of black struggles that grew into universal stories of grace and beauty, has died
1st black Georgia senator elected post-Reconstruction dies
A former Georgia state senator who was the first black lawmaker elected to the upper chamber after Reconstruction has died
'Maude' co-star, character actor Bill Macy dies at 97
Bill Macy, foil to Bea Arthur's feminist wife in '70s sitcom 'Maude,' dies at 97
Retired, longtime Gainesville school official dies
A retired, longtime Gainesville school official, former Asst. Supt. Otis Ellenberg, has died.
Rep. Elijah Cummings was a sharecropper's son, took on Trump
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings has died to complications from longstanding health challenges, his office said. He was 68.
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile drummer, dies at 80
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile and propulsive drummer, dies at 80
Diahann Carroll, Oscar-nominated, pioneering actress, dies
Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as "Julia," has died at 84.
Ex-French President Chirac, who stood up to US, dies at 86
Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France's role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, has died at age 86