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Local Obits for Sat. May 5th, 2012

Forsyth

Alan McKelvey Bentley, 80, Cumming
Alan McKelvey Bentley, 80, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, May 5, 2012 after a three-month battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and Myelodysplastic Syndrome, at Nor ...
Herbert L. Strain, 75, Cumming
Herbert L. Strain, age 75, of Cumming, passed away Friday, May 4, 2012. He was a veteran of The United States Air Force. He was preceded in death by his wife Sylvia K. Strain; pare ...

Habersham

Brenda Gail Porterfield, 64, Clarkesville
MS. BRENDA GAIL HAMILTON PORTERFIELD, age 64 of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, May 05, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness.Born in Habersham County, ...

Hall

Chad Wilson Coley Sr., 40, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00p.m. Wednesday May 9, 2012 at Montgomery Memorial Baptist Church for Mr. Chad Wilson Coley Sr. age 40 of Gainesville. The Rev. Darryl Womack ...
Johnnie Edwards, 86, Gainesville
Graveside services are scheduled for 11:00a.m. Tuesday May 8, 2012 in Alta Vista Cemetery for Mrs. Johnnie Edwards age 86 of Gainesville. The Rev. Joey Edwards will officiate. Mrs. ...
Polly Bryan Creech Sandidge, 92, Gainesville
Mrs. Polly Bryan Creech Sandidge age 92, of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, May 05, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness. A Celebration of Li ...

Jackson

Candace Leigh Minish, 38, Commerce
Mrs. Candace Leigh Minish, age 38 of Commerce died Friday, May 4, 2012 at St. Mary's Hospital. Mrs. Minish was born in Canton, GA and she is of the Baptist Faith and a homema ...
Tabitha Yvonne Eason, 44, Grayson
Tabitha Yvonne Eason, age 44, of Grayson passed away Saturday, May 5, 2012.Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfunera ...

Stephens

Christopher Lee Palmer, age 50, of Toccoa, passed away, Saturday, May 5, 2012 at his home. Born September 11, 1961 in Milledgeville, GA, he was a son of the late Donald and Nancy L ...
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...