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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 4th, 2011

Dawson

Cleo Swafford Bruce, 91, Dawsonville
Cleo Swafford Bruce, 91, of Dawsonville passed away Friday November 4, 2011 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness.Born October 9, 1920 to the late Carl and Mae Sw ...
Ernest David Bruce, 67, Dawsonville
Ernest David Bruce, 67, of Dawsonville passed away Friday November 4, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Born May 31, 1944 to the late Lee and R ...

Habersham

George Joseph Harris, 79, Demorest
George Joseph Harris, age 79 of Demorest, passed away Friday, November 04, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Harris was born July 12, 1932 in Habersham County the son o ...

Hall

Joann Bales, 61, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. JoAnn Bales, 61, of Gainesville. Interment will follow at Alta Vista Cemetery ...
Paul Garland Seals, age 81, passed away peacefully at his home Friday evening, November 4, 2011, surrounded by family and friends and supported by Compassionate Hospice. Born in So ...

Jackson

Thomas Lee Whitsel, 72, Commerce
Mr. Thomas Lee Whitsel, age 72, of Commerce, GA died Friday, November 4, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Whitsel was born in Jackson County to the late Andy and Bell Roberts Whitsel. H ...

Lumpkin

Henry Homer Blackwell, 72, Dahlonega
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Henry Homer Blackwell, age 72 of Dahlonega. Mr. Blackwell passed away Friday, November 04, 2011. Mr. Blackwell's ...
Thelma Barker Malone, 97, Dahlonega
Mrs. Thelma Barker Malone, age 97, of Dahlonega, GA, died November 4, 2011 at Gold City Convalescent Home.Mrs. Malone was a native of Millinocket, Maine and lived in North Palm Bea ...
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