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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 ...
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