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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 ...
Gainesville lawyer, who devoted countless hours to environmental causes and his church, dies
According to his obituary, Frank Armstrong's reverence for the earth was demonstrated by his planning of numerous Earth Day programs and his devotion to Elachee Nature Science Center.
Comedian Tim Conway of 'The Carol Burnett Show' dies at 85
Tim Conway, the impish second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show and formed a lasting comedy partnership with cast member Harvey Korman, has died
Legendary actress and singer Doris Day dead at 97
Doris Day, whose wholesome screen presence stood for a time of innocence in '60s films, has died
Gainesville lawyer, former president of the state bar dies
Doug Stewart was senior litigator with Stewart Melvin & Frost in Gainesville.
Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca in the 'Star Wars' films, dies at 74
Actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" films, has died
Former Flowery Branch City Councilwoman dies
Mary Jones died Thursday at her residence at the age of 76.
Joe T. Wood, Sr., longtime Gainesville insurance executive and former state House member, dies
A longtime Gainesville insurance executive, who also served 23 years in the Georgia House of Representatives, died Saturday
John Havlicek, Celtics great with mighty steal, dies at 79
John Havlicek, the durable Boston Celtics great with a signature steal, dies at 79