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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jan 20th, 2011

Forsyth

John Michael Howie (Mike), age 67, of Cumming, GA, passed away quietly at home surrounded by family on January 19, 2011. He was the son of the late R. J. and Mary Howie of Hamlet, ...
Toy Ingram Tallant, 61, Cumming
Toy Ingram Tallant (February 28, 1949-January 20, 2011) Toy Tallant was born in Forsyth County on February 28, 1949, to parents, Ingram and Ruby Dunson Tallant. Toy is a graduate o ...

Habersham

Betty Martin Smith, 75, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Betty Martin Smith, age 75, of Clarkesville will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2011, at 4:00 PM from the Bethlehem Baptist Church. Dr. Bill Cashion and Rev ...
Elizabeth Irvin Griffin, age 84, of Royston and formerly of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2011. Mrs. Griffin was born on May 5, 1926, in Jackson County, Geor ...
Virginia Ruth Burrell, 84, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Virginia Ruth Burrell, 84, of Parkland, Fla., and Clarkesville, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Brion ...

Hall

Dr. H. Boyd Israel Ed.d., 85, Leesburg
Dr. H. Boyd Israel, Ed.d., 85, of Leesburg, GA died Thursday, January 20, 2011 at Palmyra Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 3:00 PM at Central Baptist C ...
Guy Burdell McClure, Jr., 95, Gainesville
Guy Burdell McClure, Jr. passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2011, surrounded by his loving family. He was 95 years old.A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January ...
James Wiley Smith, 86, Lula
James Wiley Smith, age 86 of Lula, left this earthy life to join his beloved wife Ruby, the afternoon of January 20, 2011 in the Limestone Heritage Oaks. He leaves to cherish his ...
Lucille Bruce, Gaineville
Wards Funeral Home announces the death of Lucille Bruce of Gainesville. Complete arraignment will be announced later by Wards Funeral Home 758 Main St Gainesville.
Michael "Mickey" Eugene Neidenbach (1953-2011)Mickey Neidenbach died on the morning of Thursday, January 20, 2011. He was 57 years old. Mickey was a devoted husband and f ...
Norma Iley Pitts, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Norma Iley Pitts, born July 19, 1924, departed this life on January 20, 2011. She is preceded in death by her husband, Judge Orville Eugene Pitts.Mrs. Pitts is survived by he ...
Philip Ray Skinner, 65, Gainesville
Philip Ray Skinner, age 65 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are schedule ...
Phillip Ray Skinner, 65, Gainesville
Phillip Ray Skinner, 65, Gainesville, passed away Thursday, January 20, 2011.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville.

Rabun

Lavina Elizabeth Whitmire Dixon, 87, of Clayton, GA, passed away Thursday evening, January 20, 2011 at Stephens County Hospital.She was born in Rabun County and was the daughter of ...
Lynda Jean Shoemake, 48, Chestnut Mountain
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Lynda Jean Shoemake Iannuzzi, age 48 of Chestnut Mountain, who passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2011. Mrs. Iannuzzi was born ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95
Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," has died
Memorial service Saturday for former GHS teacher, coach
A memorial service will be held Saturday for Jean Gruhn, who along with her late husband, Bobby, was a longtime fixture at Gainesville High School, where both served as a teacher and a coach.
NASCAR’s Ted Christopher passes away in plane crash
NASCAR champion Ted Christopher passed away Saturday after being involved in a plane crash in Connecticut. He was 59.
Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91
Hollywood is mourning the loss of beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton