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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 24th, 2011

Forsyth

Mary Loiuse Wasko, 90, Cumming
Mary Louise Wasko, age 90, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2011 in Wilmington, N.C. No services are planned at this time.

Gwinnett

Guy Stancil, Jr, 85, Lilburn
Guy Stancil, Jr., age 85, of Lilburn, GA., passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at Bill Head Funeral H ...

Habersham

Callie Mae Hanley, 82, Commerce
Mrs. Callie Mae Hanley, age 82, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at her residence. Mrs. Hanley was born in Banks County, GA to the late Charlie and Lula Vaughn Wilba ...
Glenda Ayers Irvin, 64, Demorest
Glenda Ayers Irvin -- age 64 -- of Demorest, GA, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2011, at her residence.Born at the historic Charm House in Clarkesville, GA, on June 04, 1947, Mr ...
Winston Houston Wilbanks, age 70, of Mt Airy, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2011, at his residence.Born in Toccoa, GA on November 1, 1940, he is the son of the late Roy Winslow ...

Hall

Buford Johnson, 85, Gainesville
Mr. Buford Johnson, age 85, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at Autumn Breeze Assisted Living following an extended illnessFuneral services are sched ...
Eunice Taylor Therrel, 91, Atlanta
Eunice Taylor Therrel, age 91, of Atlanta, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at the Cumming Nursing Center, Cumming, GA. Born in Spartanburg, SC, Eunice is preceded in death b ...

Jackson

Mr. Billy Fred Griffin, Sr., age 71, of Athens, GA died Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Griffin was born in Banks County, GA to the late Barnell and Eva Redman Gr ...

Lumpkin

Hattie Bell Garrett, 80, Dahlonega
Hattie Bell Garrett, age 80, of Dahlonega, Ga. died August 24, 2011.She was the daughter of the late William Garrett and Jenny Lynn Seitz Garrett. She was also preceded in death by ...
Thomas Perry Nix, 77, Dahlonega
Mr. Thomas Perry Nix, age 77, of Dahlonega, Ga. died August 24, 2011.He was the son of the late Perry Nix and Lillie Perry Nix. He was also preceded in death by a brother, James Ni ...

White

Myrtle Mae Wike Wheeler, 97, Cleveland
Mrs. Myrtle Mae Wike Wheeler age 97 of Sautee passed away Wednesday August 24, 2011 at Friendship Healthcare following an extended illness.Mrs. Wheeler was born in Rabun County the ...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Michael Nesmith, the Monkee for all seasons, dies at 78
Michael Nesmith, the wool-hatted, guitar-strumming member of the 1960s, made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died at 78
Al Unser, a four-time winner of Indianapolis 500, dies at 82
Al Unser, one of only four drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 a record four times, died Thursday following years of health issues
Pro Bowler, Super Bowl champ, GA Tech star wideout Demaryius Thomas dies at 33
Former NFL wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has died at the age of 33
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...