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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Oct 23rd, 2012

Banks

Anthony Vento, 67, Homer
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces the death of Anthony Vento, 67, of Homer who passed away at his residence on Friday. Born in Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Anthon ...

Forsyth

Ella Rose Gravitt, Inf, Cumming
Ella Rose Gravitt went to be with Jesus on October 23, 2012, at 2:30 PM. Holding her was one of the best feelings of our lives. We have loving memories of her squeezing our finge ...

Gwinnett

Betty Jo Wetherington, 84, Dacula
Mrs. Betty Jo Wetherington, age 84, of Dacula, GA and formerly of Lakeland, FL passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert Wethering ...
Gregory "Todd" Peck, 47, Lawrenceville
Gregory "Todd" Peck, age 47 of Lawrenceville, passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at his residence following a sudden illness. Funeral service ...

Habersham

Harlard Donald Galloway,, 73, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Mr. Harlard Donald Galloway, age 73, of Clarkesville will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, October 25, 2012 from Shirley Grove Baptist Church. Rev. Dennis Ledf ...

Hall

Bobby David Pittman, age 68 of Lula, passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at Landmark Hospital following a brief illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, ...
Mark Arnold Perdue, 63, Gainesville
Mark Arnold Perdue, age 63 of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Tuesday morning, October 23, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...
Mary Ruth Duckett Welborn, age 96, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. Mrs. Welborn was born on May 27, 1916, in Habersham County, Georgia; daughter of ...
Reba Ramsey Rich, 94, Gainesville
Mrs. Reba Ramsey Rich, age 94, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at New Horizons North.Memorial Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 26, 2012 in ...
Rev. Harold Thornhill, 82, Flowery Branch
Rev. Harold Thornhill, age 82, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleve and Flarra Burel Thornhill; brothers, ...

Jackson

Shirley Laverne Gearing, 64, Nicholson
Mrs. Shirley Laverne Gearing, age 64, of Nicholson, GA died Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at Grandview Nursing Home. Mrs. Gearing was born in Athens to the late Chester and Mary Damr ...
Virgil Douglass Moore, 77, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Virgil Douglass Moore, age 77, of Jefferson, who passed away on Monday, October 22, 2012.Mr. Moore was born in Sardis, Mississippi, a ...
Wes Whitlock, 76, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Wes Whitlock, age 76, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. Mr. Whitlock was born in Jefferson, GA, a son to the ...

Lumpkin

Alvin Lee Marlow, 22, Dahlonega
Alvin Lee Marlow, age 22, of Dahlonega, GA, died Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA following a long battle with Cystic Fibrosis.Alv ...

Other

William "Red" Hill, 81, Alpharetta
William "Red" Hill, age 81 of Alpharetta, passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2012. Survivors include his wife, Louise Hill of Alpharetta; sons and daughters-in-law, Russell ...
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.