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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 3rd, 2011

Dawson

James "Jim" Popp, 68, Big Canoe
James "Jim" Popp, 68, of Big Canoe passed away Wednesday August 3, 2011 at Piedmont Hospital following a period of declining health.Born October 27, 1942 in Middletown, O ...

Forsyth

Mary Beth Davidson, 25, Cumming
Mary Beth Davidson, 25, of Cumming, GA passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2011. Born in Decatur, GA she was the daughter of Bill and Beth Davidson of Cumming, GA. She is preceded ...

Habersham

Graveside services for James Chandler Izach Faries, infant son of Kenneth Richard Faries, Jr., and Erica Michelle Renee Rice of Cornelia will be held at 3:00 PM on Friday, August 5 ...

Hall

Gertrude "Gerty"Terry, 89, Gainesville
Gertrude "Gerty" Terry, 89, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday August 3, 2011. Arrangements later by Wards Funeral Home of Gainesville.
John Lewis Pitts, 73, Gainesville
John Lewis Pitts, age 73 of Conyers, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth of complication of Pneumonia.Funeral services are scheduled for ...

Jackson

William Gregory Pendergast, age 80, of Hoschton, passed Wednesday August 3, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.laws ...

Lumpkin

Dorothy Fae Beck, 89, Dahlonega
Mrs. Dorothy Fae Beck, age 89, of Dahlonega, GA, died Wednesday, August 3, 2011, at the Northeast GA Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.Mrs. Beck was born in Lumpkin County May 13, ...
'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.