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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 11th, 2012

Banks

Edith Marie Sellers Welch, age 89, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Welch was born on May 1, 1923, in Franklin ...

Hall

Aaron Jerome (Jerry) Firestone of Gainesville, passed away in the early morning hours of Thursday, October 11, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illnes ...
Richard Ellison, 49, Gainesville
Richard Ellison was born on March 27, 1963 to the late Johnny and Lorraine Thomas. He was educated in the Gainesville City School System and worker for a number of years at the Ga ...

Jackson

Mrs. Bobbie Sue (Susie) Fields, age 52, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, October 11, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. Fields was born in Commerce, GA to the late Bobby Ray and Annie Gen ...
Grace Lee Pritchett, 91, Commerce
Grace Lee Pritchett 91 of Commerce passed away Thursday Oct. 11, 2012. Survivors include her daughter Martha (Harry) Ann Fleeman of Commerce a brother John Thomas of Commerce and ...
Myrtle Ellen Fortner, 93, Braselton
Mrs. Myrtle Ellen Fortner, age 93, of Braselton, Ga. passed away Thursday, October 11, 2012. Funeral services will be held 10:00 am Monday, October 15, 2012 at Holly Funeral Home i ...
Roy Cline Watson, 78, Hoschton
Mr. Roy Cline Watson, age 78, of Hoschton, GA and formerly of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kate Lee Smith Watson; ...

Stephens

James Pruitt Akin, 80, Toccoa
James Pruitt Akin, 80, of the Red Hill community, husband of Betty Akin, passed away Thursday evening, at Heritage Healthcare of Toccoa, GA. Born November 10, 1931, he was a son of ...
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