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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jun 25th, 2011

Forsyth

Tommie Raye Murphy, 73, Cumming
Tommie Raye Murphy, 73 of Alpharetta, GA passed away Saturday, June 25, 2011, with her children by her side. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Hall

Billy Ray Parks, 78, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Tuesday June 28, 2011 at 2:00 pm in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Billy Ray Parks, 78, of Gainesville. Rev. Gary Wilson will officiate.The family will ...
Charles Russell Heaton, 52, Gillsville
Mr. Charles Russell Heaton, 52 of Gillsville died Saturday June 25, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Hall County, Mr. Heaton was the son of the late Ed and Bes ...
Kathleen May Roth, age 93, went to be with the Lord on June 25, 2011. Mrs. Roth was born on December 15, 1917 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Peter and Eva Emerson Johnson. She w ...
W. L. Harrison, 75, Monroe
W. L. Harrison, age 75 of Monroe, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2011. He was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, B. W. and Bertha Harri ...

Jackson

Hugh Jones, 82, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Hugh Jones, age 82, of Jefferson, who passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2011. Mr. Jones was a son of the late Emory L. and Bessie Smit ...
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