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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 ...
Funeral services Friday for officer who helped establish Hall County SWAT team
Funeral services have been scheduled for Lt. Bob McMahan, a 23-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office, who was instrumental in setting up the SWAT team for the department.
'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57
Stephen Hillenburg, whose daffy animated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' became an international hit, dies at 57.
Wayne Abernathy, Hall County businessman and state Board of Public Safety member, dies
A Lula man, who operated a number of businesses in Gainesville and Cleveland during his lifetime and served more than 35 years on the state Board of Public Safety, has died.
Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, has died
Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century, has died. He was 85
NASCAR legend David Pearson dies at age 83
David Pearson, winner of three NASCAR premier series championships, has died at the age of 83. Winner of 105 races in just 574 starts – second most to fellow...
Mari Hulman George, Indy's quiet pioneer, dies at 83
Mari Hulman George, auto racing's 'quiet pioneer' who ordered Indy drivers to start their engines, dies at 83
Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey dies at 80
Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and long arms, has died at 80
Funeral services set for Wednesday for former Gainesville police chief
Retired Gainesville Police Chief Jerry Harrison Forrester died Monday at the age of 72.