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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 17th, 2011

Forsyth

Janet McClarigan, 72, of Cumming, passed away August 17th after a short illness. She was preceded in death by her parents Charles F. and Sarah Boyd May. She is survived by a siste ...
Violetta A. Lesink, 63, Dallas
VIOLETTA A. LESINK, 63, of Dallas, Georgia passed away at home on Wednesday August 17th, 2011. Her loving family was at her side.The family will be having a private family servic ...

Habersham

Charles C. Sherwood, Jr, 44, Cornelia
Charles C. Sherwood, Jr. (Cam), age 44, of Cornelia, GA, passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born at Habersham County Medical Center, Demore ...
Lewis Jesse "Jay" Smith, 60, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Lewis Jesse "Jay" Smith, age 60, of Clarkesville will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, August 18, 2011 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with honor gu ...

Hall

Eunice James Humphries, 93, Gainesville
Mrs. Eunice James Humphries, age 93, of Gainesville, Georgia, formerly of Wallace, North Carolina, passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at her residence. The family will r ...
Gary Forrest Williams, 68, Cumming
Gary Forrest Williams, 68, of Cumming, GA, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at his residence. He was a member of Abundant Life Church, Cumming, GA.He is preceded in death by h ...
Mrs. Kathleen Clair "Kathy" Stoehr, age 54, of Lula, Georgia, passed away peacefully at her residence Wednesday, August 17, 2011, surrounded by her loving family. ...
Vernon Eugene Grimes, 89, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, formerly of Gainesvi
Vernon E. GrimesBorn May 26, 1922 in Alston GaGraduate of Mercer University, Macon, GA., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA Clinical Pastoral Education Program ...

Jackson

James Rucker, 56, Brookhaven
James Rucker, age 56, of Brookhaven passed away, Wednesday, August 17, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfune ...

Lumpkin

Joe Hampton Morgan, 73, Dahlonega
Joe Hampton Morgan, age 73, of Dahlonega, GA, died Wednesday August 17, 2011 at his home.Joe was born October 4, 1937 in Chattanooga, TN and had lived in Dahlonega for the past 40 ...

White

Memorial mass for Clara Angelina Todd Downing, 90, of Toccoa, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Paul Catholic Church in Cleveland with Fr. Thad Rudd officiating.Mrs. Downing pa ...
Clara Downing, 90, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Clara Downing, age 90. Mrs. Downing passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at Stephens County Hospital following a p ...
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.