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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 ...
Evangelist Billy Graham, who reached millions, dies at 99
​The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99.
Former Banks Co. probate judge, county commissioner dies
A former Banks County probate judge and county commissioner, Milton Dalton, has died following an extended illness.
Daughter: Popular crooner Vic Damone dies in Florida at 89
Family members say crooner Vic Damone has died in Florida at the age of 89
Memorial service set for Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere
DEMOREST — Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere will be remembered in a memorial service at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Atlanta.
Head of state educators group dies; was former Forsyth Co. schools superintendent
Dr. Allene Magill, executive director of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators and former schools superintendent in Forsyth County, died unexpectedly at her home Saturday.
Former Gainesville business, civic leader dies
A prominent Athens businessman with strong ties to Gainesville, Claude Williams, Junior, has died.
'WKRP' creator Hugh Wilson dies; was married to Gainesville native
Hugh Wilson, who created the CBS sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" in 1978, has died.
Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dead from pneumonia complications
Dan Gurney, the first driver to win in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Gurney began racing in 1955 and won in nearly every racing series he attempted.