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Local Obits for Sun. Jan 1st, 2012

Forsyth

Hannah Hastings, 20, Cumming
Hannah Hastings, age 20, of Cumming, GA, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2012. Hannah always tried to make the most of her life. She loved photography, horses and music. She is p ...

Habersham

Betty Hammond Miller, 84, Cornelia
Betty Hammond Miller, age 84 of Macon and formerly of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2012. Born in Trion, Georgia on December 19, 1927, she was the daughter of the late ...
Gavin Duran Bellotte, 28, Cornelia
Gavin Duran Bellotte, age 28 of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2012, at his residence. Born in Hall County on January 25, 1983, he was the son of Herbert Gregory and Shel ...

Hall

Betty Ann Chastain, 66, Gainesville
Betty Ann Chastain, 66, of Gainesville passed away Sunday January 1, 2012 at The Oaks at Limestone following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Wednesday Jan ...
Charles V. Blankenship, Jr., 73, Flowery Branch
Mr. Charles V. Blankenship, Jr., age 73, of Flowery Branch passed away January 1, 2012, at Willowwood Nursing Center, after an extended illness. Funeral Mass will be held 12:00 p.m ...
Eileen Mary Richards, 67, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Eileen Mary Richards, age 67, of Flowery Branch passed away January 1, 2012, at Willowwood Nursing Center, following an extended illness. Memorial Services will be held 11:00 ...

Jackson

Mrs. Brenda Leona Sims Brown was born November 16, 1952 to the late Odis and Geneva Randolph Sims in Jefferson, Jackson County, GA. She departed this life on January 1, 2012. Mrs ...
Mrs. Jimmie Lou Pardue, age 80, passed away on Sunday, January, 1 2012 at Athens Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. She was born in Tallaluh Falls on December 4, 1 ...

Lumpkin

Margaret "Jewell" Campbell West of Dahlonega, Georgia, passed away peacefully at home on the evening of January 1, 2012. Mrs. West was born in Centerville, Georgia. on Ju ...

White

Walter Lee Sills, 84, Cleveland
Walter Lee Sills, age 84 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, December 30, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Sills was born February 14, 1927 in New Hebron, MS t ...
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.
Janice Riley, longtime head of Ninth District Opportunity, dies
The funeral will be held Saturday for Janice Riley, longtime executive director of Gainesville-based Ninth District Opportunity, who died earlier this week following a brief illness.
Tommy Irvin, longtime Georgia agriculture chief, dies at 88
​Former Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin, whose four decades in office made him one of the longest-serving statewide officials in U.S., died at the age of 88, the department he once ran confirmed Friday.
'Cheers' actor, radio host Jay Thomas dies at 69
A publicist for Jay Thomas says the actor and radio host has died at 69