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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Oct 2nd, 2012

Dawson

Betty C. Wright, 83, Dawsonville
Betty C. Wright, 83, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday October 2, 2012 at Chestatee Regional Hospital following a sudden illness.Born October 7, 1928 to the late Welmer and Zola C ...
Charles B. "Charlie" Young, 59, Dawsonville
Charles B. "Charlie" Young, 59, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday October 2, 2012 at his residence following a sudden illness.Born September 29, 1953 in Espanola, New Me ...
Kenneth Lamar Iler, 59, Dawsonville
Mr. Kenneth Lamar Iler, age 59, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2012. He was preceded in death by his father, Guy Iler. He is survived by his daughter, Kim Jo ...
Wayne "Cabbage" Chester, 62, Dawsonville
Wayne "Cabbage" Chester, 62, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday October 2, 2012 at his residence.Born April 1, 1950 to the late Earl and Inell Chester, he was a lifelong ...

Gwinnett

Martha J. Eidson, 68, Hoschton
Martha J. Eidson, age 68 of Hoschton, GA died Tuesday, October 2, 2012. Graveside service will be held Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Eidson Family Cemetery, Atlanta, ...

Habersham

Bounkong Kongkeo, 78, Cornelia
Mr. Bounkong Kongkeo, age 78, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2012. Mr. Kongkeo was born on May 10, 1934, in Laos. He was preceded in death by his parents ...

Hall

Connie Fay Smith, 47, Gainesville
Connie Fay Smith, age 47 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled fo ...
Gail Gravitt Phelps, 51, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Gail Gravitt Phelps, age 51, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, John P. Phelps and father, James "Bu ...
Kate Holland Bagby, 101, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Kate Holland Bagby, age 101, of Flowery Branch entered into eternal rest with her heavenly father on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at her residence, following a short illness. She ...
Mary Helen Albertson England, age 83 of Chicopee, passed away on Tuesday Morning, October 2, 2012 at New Horizon's West Nursing Home following an extended illness. ...

Other

James Howard Brooks Jr, 56, Carnesville
James Howard Brooks Jr., (Jim) Carnesville, GAJim Brooks, 56, of Carnesville, GA went to be with the Lord October 2, 2012. Visitation will be at Ginn Funeral Home Thursday, 6-8 PM, ...

White

Barbra Aneita Graham, 70, Cleveland
Mrs. Barbra Aneita Graham, age 70, of Cleveland passed away Tuesday October 2, 2012 at her residence.Arrangements to be announced by Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland.
Joseph Milton Allen, 58, Cleveland
Joseph Milton Allen, age 58 of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, October 02, 2012 at Habersham Medical Center. Mr. Allen was born in Cleveland, GA the son of the late Thomas Riley an ...
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