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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jul 20th, 2011

Banks

Dillard Lee Dyer, 54, Lula
Dillard Lee Dyer, age 54, of Lula, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born in Jackson County on June 30, 1957, he was the son of the late ...

Forsyth

LENOAR K. POOMAIHEALANI, 93, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Wednesday July 20th, 2011 at Embracing Hospice. Her loving family was at her side.A Celebration of Life Memorial S ...

Habersham

Ila Ruby Moore Ivester, 93, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Ila Ruby Moore Ivester, age 93, of Clarkesville will be held Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 4:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Austin Ivester will of ...
Roger Randall Martin, 80, Cornelia
Roger Randall Martin, age 80, of The Oaks at Scenic View, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2011.Born in Homer GA. on June 19, 1931, he was a son of the late Alonzo P. and Ouver Drak ...

Hall

Barry Barrett, 62, Gainesville
Mr. Barry Alvin Barrett, age 62, of Hiawassee, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at Union General Hospital in Blairsville, GA.Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 pm ...
Mrs. Marian (Williams) Thornton Ewing, age 81, of Lula, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled ...
Richard Marden Waters, 80, Clarkesville
Richard Marden Waters, age 80, of Clarkesville, died July 20, 2011 at Habersham Medical Center.Born January 4, 1931, Mr. Waters was the son of the late O. C. Waters and Alice Steve ...
Spencer Ernest Balmer, 76, Flowery Branch
Mr. Spencer Ernest Balmer, age 76, of Flowery Branch passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at his residence.A private family memorial service will be held.He was born to the late ...

Jackson

Willa Mae Rothman, 91, Nicholson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Willa Mae Rothman, age 91, of Nicholson, who passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2011. Mrs. Rothman was born in Stephens, Arkansas, a ...

Lumpkin

Bill Dodd, 82, Dahlonega
Mr. Bill Dodd, age 82, of Dahlonega, GA died July 20, 2011.Bill had lived in Lumpkin County since 1985. He was a former resident of Forsyth County. He was a retired cattle trader a ...
Richard Paul Stringer, 50, Dahlonega
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2011 in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Richard Paul Stringer, 50, of Dahlonega. The Rev. Dr. Will ...

Stephens

Ida Jane Thompson Scroggs Jenkins, age 87, of Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at the Stephens County Hospital.Born in Banks County on June 26, 1924, she was a daughter ...

White

Jo Neal Lawson Palmer, 74, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Jo Neal Lawson Palmer, 74, of Cleveland.Mrs. Palmer died Wednesday, July 21, 2011, at her residence.Born in White County ...
Michael Stephen Sosebee, 33, Cleveland
Michael Stephen Sosebee, age 33 of Cleveland passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2011. Mr. Sosebee was born May 15, 1978 in Gaineville to Hoyt and Donna Cantrell Sosebee. He was a cook ...
Wilma Rose Barnette, 79, Cleveland
In loving memory of Wilma Rose Barnette, 79 of Cleveland, GA a compassionate, loving, wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother, and servant of Jesus Christ passed into the presence ...
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
Hall County's first fire chief dies at 72
Larry Williams, who was the first chief of the Hall County Fire Department, died Thursday at his home in Maysville.