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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Oct 17th, 2012

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Judge William Henry Cooper Jr. age 98 passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2012. He was a United States Army Veteren. He was survived by his wife, Helen P. Cooper and son, William H ...

Forsyth

Bernice Willene Watson Majors, age 91 and a native of Forsyth County, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2012. She was a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in de ...

Gwinnett

Mrs. Edna "Bunny" Holland Piedra, age 49, of Norcross, GA passed away on Wednesday, October 17, 2012. She is survived by her husband, Felipe Piedra Gonzalez, Norcross, G ...

Hall

Mrs. Carianne "Kay" (Upchurch) Shubert, age 76 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness. ...
Darryl Andrew Cain, 45, Flowery Branch
Mr. Darryl Andrew Cain, 45 of Flowery Branch died Wednesday October 17, 2012. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. Cain had lived in Hall County for most of his life. He was a graduate o ...
Gary J. Gallo, 70, Flowery Branch
Mr. Gary J. Gallo, age 70, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at Vista Care Hospice, following an extended illness.Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Satur ...
Nancy Nichole (Nikki) Craig, 27, Flowery Branch
Nancy Nichole "Nikki" Craig, age 27, of Flowery Branch, GA left us on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 with her family by her side. Nikki was born July 8, 1985 in Riverdale, G ...
Ollie Wilson, 96, Gainesville
Ollie Wilson, 96, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday October 17, 2012 following a period of declining health.Born February 23, 1916 in Lumpkin County to the late William Henry an ...

Jackson

Mr. Richard Howell (Rick) Cochran, age 57, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Cochran was born in Commerce to Gladys Hardy Coc ...

Other

Wardell Lewis, 72, Columbus
Wardell Lewis passed away Wednesday, October 17th 2012 at the Columbus Hospice in Columbus, GA, due to an illness. Wardell "Good Time" Lewis was a friendly spirited and ...

Rabun

Kathy Darnell Welch, 45, Clayton
Kathy Darnell Welch of Clayton, Georgia passed away on Thursday, October 17th, 2012 after a courageous fight against cancer. Kathy was born on April 3, 1967 to the late George M. a ...
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