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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jul 6th, 2011

Forsyth

Gentry Barton, 88, Chestatee
Gentry Barton, 88, died at his beloved rustic home on Lake Lanier in the Chestatee community of Forsyth county July 6th, 2011. Gentry was a retired Regional Sales Manager in Atlant ...
L.T. Meeks, 78, Cumming
L.T. Meeks, 78, of Cumming, GA died on July 6, 2011 at Cumming Manor. Born in Forsyth County, he was the son of the late Vester Edward and Mattie Elnora Meeks. L.T. retired from t ...

Jackson

Herman Verner Sparks, 93, Commerce
Mr. Herman Verner Sparks, age 93, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at Northridge Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Sparks was born in Banks County, GA to the late ...
Robert Lewis Merk, 84, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Robert Lewis Merk, age 84, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2011.Mr. Merk was born in Maysville, Ga. to the late Cl ...

Lumpkin

Tasha Lance, 40, Dahlonega
Ms. Tasha Lance, age 40, of Dahlonega, GA died Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at her home.Tasha was born Feb. 17, 1971 in Marion, Ohio. She had lived in Dahlonega for the past 15 years an ...

White

Elwanda Crumley, 78, Cleveland
Mrs. Elwanda Crumley, Age 77, of Cleveland, passed away at Kathy's Personal Care Home following an extended illness. Mrs. Crumley was born on February 26, 1934 to the late Roy ...
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