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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Oct 31st, 2012

Dawson

James Dean (Jim) Howard, 77, Dawsonville
James Dean (Jim) Howard, age 77 of Dawsonville, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2012. He was retired from Norfolk Southern Railway after 38 years of service. He was preceded in ...

Forsyth

Dorothy Bell Watson, 87, Cumming
Dorothy Bell Watson, age 87, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2012. She was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church and a lifelong resident of Forsyth County. Dorot ...

Habersham

Arnold Lee Franklin, 71, Mt Airy
Arnold Lee Franklin, age 71 of Mt. Airy, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Habersham County on October 21, 1941, he was the son ...

Hall

Ernest Delmar "Red" Loggins, age 74 of Lula, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Loggins was born April 17, 1938 i ...
Michael Ware, 60, Gainesville
Mr. Michael Ware, age 60 of Gainesville, GA passed away on October 31, 2012. He leaves to cherish his memories his memories three daughters: Amy Millsap, Shaneka (Glenn) Ware Wells ...
Roddy Dangar, 73, Gainesville
Rodrick "Roddy" Dangar age 73 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday October 31, 2012.Arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.

Jackson

Young (Y.D.) Maddox, 77, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Young (Y.D.) Maddox, Jr., 77, of Jefferson, GA and Marietta, GA (since January 2006) left this life for his heavenly home on October 3 ...

Other

B. Alton McCarty, 79, Comer
Ivie Funeral Home, Madison County Chapel in Danielsville, announces memorial services for B. Alton McCarty, 79, of Comer who passed away early Wednesday morning at the Athens Regio ...
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