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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. May 25th, 2011

Dawson

Helen Patricia Weems, 68, Dawsonville
Helen Patricia Weems, 68, of Dawsonville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday May 25, 2011 with her loving family at her side.The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Fr ...

Forsyth

Floyd Lee Bittle (Big Daddy), age 73 of Ball Ground, Georgia passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2011 with his family by his side.He was born in Talladega, Alabama to Vera Yarbrough. Su ...
Ruby E. Hacker, 93, Cumming
Ruby E. Hacker, 93 passed away peacefully on May 25, 2011. Ruby was born on the family farm in Ruthven, IA to Martin and Mabel Simonson on May 3, 1918. She attended Waldorf Colle ...

Habersham

Opal L. Sanford, 82, Cornelia
Opal Louise Evans Thomas Sanford, age 82, of Cornelia, GA passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at her residence.Born in Coeburn, VA on July 2, 1928, she was a daughter of the late D ...

Hall

Billy David Beck, 51, Gainesville
BILLY DAVID BECK, 51, of Gainesville, Forsyth, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday May 25th, 2011.The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday May 27th, 2011 from th ...
Geraldine Elizabeth "Geri" Cannon, 67, Gainesville, formerly of Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Geraldine Elizabeth "Geri" Cannon, age 67, of Gainesville formerly of Cleveland. Mrs. Cannon passed away Wednes ...
Geraldine Elizabeth Cannon, 67, Gainesville
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Geraldine Elizabeth Cannon, age 67 of Gainesville formerly of Cleveland. Mrs. Cannon passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2011 ...
Harley "Cecil" Wilbanks, 95, Gainesville
Mr. Harley "Cecil" Wilbanks, age 95 of Gainesville died Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at Landmark Hospital. Mr. Wilbanks was born in Commerce to the late, Charlie and Lula Vau ...
Henry William Hahnke, Gainesville
Henry William Hahnke died Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at his residence following a brief illness. Mr. Hahnke was preceeded in death by his wife, Pat Hahnke. Survivors include sons Chris ...
Kenneth "Larry" Nix, 59, Gainesville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Kenneth "Larry" Nix, 59, passed away Wednesday May 25, 2011 at his home following an extended illness.Mr. Nix was born Janua ...
Samuel L. Oliver, 68, Gainesville
Gainesville has lost another person whose contributions to this community and to his family can never be measured. Samuel L. Oliver passed away May 25, 2011 at Emory University Ho ...
Stephen Day Waters, 55, Flowery Branch
Graveside services are scheduled for 11:30a.m. Saturday May 28 in Memorial Park Cemetery for Stephen Day Waters, age 55 of Flowery Branch. The Rev. Paige Bennett will officiate. Th ...
Steven Day Waters, 55, Flowery Branch
Steven Day Waters, 55, of Flowery Branch, passed away Wednesday May 25, 2011. Arrangements to be made with Ward's Funeral Home, 758 Main Street, Gainesville. www.wardsfh.com

Jackson

Dewey Paul Hill, 82, Nicholson
Mr. Dewey Paul Hill, age 82 of Nicholson died Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Hill was born in Franklin County to the late, Richard and Magalee Clark Hill. Mr. Hill ...
James E. Hicks, 71, Nicholson
God called Mr. James E. Hicks age 71 of Nicholson, GA home on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. Mr. Hicks was born in Jackson County on October 23, 1939. He moved to Nicholson about 26 year ...

White

Carolyn Frantz Britcher of Sautee went home to be with the Lord on May 25, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She was 82. Carolyn was born on October 5, 1928 in Martelle, I ...
Funeral Tuesday for well-known Gainesville businessman, attorney Sonny Sykes
Funeral services for Gainesville attorney and businessman William I. "Sonny" Sykes, Jr. are scheduled for Tuesday, July 13 at Free Chapel Worship Center.
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies at 88
The family of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says he has died
Local philanthropist and journalist Lessie Smithgall dies at 110
Lessie Smithgall, a longtime Gainesville philanthropist and journalist, died Friday, June 25 at the age of 110.
Frank Bonner, Herb on 'WKRP in Cincinnati,' dies at 79
Frank Bonner, who played a brash salesman with a love of flashy plaid suits on the TV comedy “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died
Ned Beatty, indelible in 'Deliverance,' 'Network' dies at 83
Ned Beatty, the indelible character actor whose first film role as a genial vacationer raped by a backwoodsman in 1972′s “Deliverance” launched him on a long, prolific and accomplished career, has died
'Hooked on a Feeling' singer B.J. Thomas dies at 78
One of the country’s most popular and versatile singers, B
Former US Sen. John Warner of Virginia dies at 94
Former Sen. John W
Charles Grodin, 'Midnight Run,' 'Heartbreak Kid,' star, dies
Charles Grodin, the offbeat actor and writer who scored as a newlywed cad in “The Heartbreak Kid” and the father in the “Beethoven” comedies, has died