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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 ...
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