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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Oct 21st, 2012

Banks

Addie Lee Parker Jordan, age 92, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, Sout ...

Forsyth

Douglas Kirkpatrick Smith of Cumming, GA died on October 21, 2012. He was born in Webster Grove, MO on January 5, 1923, the son of the late Dallas and Louise Kirkpatrick Smith. H ...
Joyce Pruitt, 56, Cumming
Joyce Pruitt, age 56 of Cumming, GA, passed away Sunday, October 21, 2012. Graveside services will be held Thursday, October 25th at 3:30 pm at Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery. T ...
Willie Mae Ramey, 79, Cumming
Willie Mae Ramey, age 79, of Cumming, GA, passed away Sunday, October 21, 2012. She was a member of Silver Shoals Baptist Church. Willie is preceded in death by her husband, Morris ...

Habersham

Charlie Mae Mattox Banks, 72, Cornelia
Mrs. Charlie Mae Mattox Banks was born March 17, 1940 to the late James Pope and Gertrude Mattox. She was the third eldest of six children. Two siblings preceded her in death, Geor ...
Rev. Curtis Woods, 82, Clarkesville
Rev. Curtis Woods, age 82 of Clarkesville, passed away Sunday, October 21, 2012. Born in Lumpkin County, GA on March 01, 1930, he was a son of the late Miles and Woodie Lee Sisk Wo ...

Hall

Elmer Nathaniel Watkins, 89, Gainesville
Elmer Nathaniel Watkins, Jr., age 89 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Watkins was born June 1, 1923 in Par ...
Myrtle M O'Shields Ladd, 90, Gainesville
Myrtle O'Shields Ladd, 90, of Gainesville, passed away on October 21, 2012 following an extended illness. Born in Dawson County, Mrs. Ladd had lived in Hall County Most of he ...
Sarah Biggers Graves, 86, Gainesville
Mrs. Graves died Sunday October 21, 2012 at a private nursing home. She was a native of Gwinnett County Ga. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday October 24, 2012 i ...
Sarah Graves, 86, formerly of Clermont
Sarah Graves age 86, formerly of Clermont, Ga. died Oct. 21, 2012. Services will be announced. Strickland Funeral Home, Clermont.

Jackson

Jennifer Nichole Mitchell, 29, Jefferson
Jennifer Nichole Mitchell, age 29, of Jefferson passed away Sunday, October 21, 2012. Funeral Services will be held 6:00 pm Thursday, October 25, 2012 at Blackshear Place Baptist C ...

Other

Dwight Landon Taylor, 28, Big Canoe
Dwight Landon Taylor of Big Canoe, GA passed away on October 21, 2012. Born in Dunwoody, Georgia on March 2, 1984, he is predeceased by his brother Dwight Lee Taylor, II; grandfath ...
Joe Elmer Davis, 68, Eatonton, formerly of Clarkesville
Joe Elmer Davis age 68 passed away Sunday, October 21, 2012. Services will be held at 2PM Wednesday, October 24, at Oak Grove Independent Methodist Church with Rev. Roy Kittle offi ...
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