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Local Obits for Sun. Jan 15th, 2012

Dawson

Lester Wenzel, Jr., 79, Dawsonville
Lester Wenzel, Jr., 79, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday January 15, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness.Born February 19, 1932 in LaSalle, Illinois to the late Le ...

Forsyth

Joe A. Blackwood, 66, Cumming
Joe A. Blackwood, age 66, of Cumming, GA, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2012. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. Joe is preceded in death by his parents, Claude and R ...

Gwinnett

Janice Blackwell, 68, Duluth
JANICE BLACKWELL, 68, of Duluth, Georgia passed away on Sunday, January 15th, 2012.Services are pending and will be announced.Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home & Cremation Ser ...

Hall

George Hammond Law Jr., 82, Gainesville
George Hammond Law Jr. passed away on January 14, 2012, in Gainesville , Georgia , surrounded by his family and wonderful Morningside staff. He was diagnosed with Parkinson's ...
Joseph Goble III, 55, Talking Rock
Mr. Joseph Goble III, age 55, of Talking Rock, GA, passed Sunday afternoon January 15,2012 at the North Georgia Medical Center in Ellijay,GA.Surviving are the wife, Nellie Goble, T ...
Marjorie Lorene Knight Wellborn, 87 of Gainesville, Ga. passed away on Sunday January 15, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Ms. Wellborn had been in declining health fo ...
Myrtle Laurann Quaife, 84, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 4:00p.m. Tuesday January 17, 2012 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Myrtle Laurann Ford Quaife age 84 of Gainesville. High Priest R ...
Wayne M. Roberts, 69, Oakwood
Mr. Wayne M. Roberts, age 69, of Oakwood, passed away January 15, 2012 following a brief illness at Southeast Georgia Health System.Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, J ...

Jackson

Joseph Thomas Williams, 80, Commerce
Mr. Joseph Thomas Williams, age 80 of Commerce died Sunday, January 15, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Williams was born in Commerce to the late, Bill and Hilda Wilbanks Williams. He ...

White

Ada Mae Wurst Patterson, 101, Dahlonega
Mrs. Ada Mae Wurst Patterson, age 101, died January 15, 2012 at Foothills Retirement Home in Dahlonega.A memorial service for Mrs. Patterson is scheduled for 2 PM Sunday, March 25, ...
Rita Lepera Fain, 79, Helen
Rita Lepera Fain, age 79, of Helen, GA passed away Sunday January 15, 2012 at a private health care center in Cleveland, GA. Mrs. Rita Fain (Gram) was born in Philadelphia PA, to t ...
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