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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jan 31st, 2012

Banks

Russell Dewayne Todd, age 53, of Alto, Georgia (formerly of Coweta, OK) passed away peacefully at his home in Alto, Georgia after a long battle with cancer on Tuesday afternoon, Ja ...

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Betty Largent, 40, Winder
Mrs. Betty Largent, age 40 of Winder, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2012. Funeral services will be announced by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, Ga. 30548, www.la ...

Forsyth

Robert Donald Teseniar, 55, Alpharetta
Robert Donald Teseniar, Jr., age 55 of Alpharetta, GA, passed away Jan. 31, of natural causes. He was born in Corona, CA, and lived in the Southeast most of his adult life. He wa ...

Gwinnett

Daniel Gene Turpin, 23, Buford
Daniel Gene Turpin, age 23 of Buford, passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at his residence following a sudden illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, February 4, ...

Hall

Annie Lee Hancock, 83, Gainesville
A Home Going Observance for Mrs. Annie Lee Hancock (83) who passed on January 31, 2012 will be Friday, February 3, 2012 11:00 am, St. John Baptist Church, 741 E.E. Butler Parkw ...
Frances Ann Cheeks, 48, Oakwood
Frances Ann Cheeks, age 48 of Oakwood, passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services are sched ...

Jackson

Betty Joe Largent, 40, Hoschton
Betty Joe Largent, age 40, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2012.Betty was a member of Meadow Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and AWANA. She is survived by her fathe ...
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