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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Nov 14th, 2012

Dawson

Wallace L. Crowder, 74, Dawsonville
Wallace L. Crowder, 74, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday November 14, 2012 following a short illness.Born May 9, 1938 in Marietta, Georgia to the late James "Jim" and ...

Forsyth

Rex Leon Callaway, 87, Cumming
Rex Leon Callaway, 87, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, November 14th, 2012. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a Veteran of WWII. The family will ...
Victor Lavon Lee, 88, Cumming
Victor Lavon Lee, age 88, was born July 24, 1924 in Blue Mountain, Mississippi. He was the son of Victor Leon Lee and Hermie Childers Lee. During his infancy, the family relocated ...

Gwinnett

Juliet Thompson, 68, Lawrenceville
Ms. Juliet Thompson, age 68, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. She is survived by her daughters, Natasha Spraggs, Lawrenceville, GA, Monique Campbe ...

Hall

Barbara Ann Conner, 71, Gainesville
Barbara Ann Conner, age 71 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday Afternoon, November 14, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for S ...
Frank E. Slaton, 78, Flowery Branch
Frank E. Slaton, 78, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday November 14, 2012 at Embracing Hospice following a period of declining health.Born July 20, 1934 in Dawson County to th ...
Rev. William Victor Shaffer, 74, Gainesville
Rev. William Victor Shaffer, Jr, 74, of Gainesville, GA, formerly of Tupelo, MS, passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2012. He was veteran of the United States Navy where he served ...
Richard Edward Venson, 71, Flowery Branch
Mr. Richard Edward Venson, age 71, of Flowery Branch, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. Visitation ...
Victor Durham Williams, 83, Gainesville
Victor Durham Williams, age 83, of Gainesville, GA died at home with his family present on November 14, 2012. Born in Winder, GA he was predeceased by his parents, Robert & Eli ...

White

Eddie Lee Martin, 73, Cleveland
Eddie Lee Martin, age 73 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Martin was born March 19, 1939 in Dahlonega to the late Ze ...
Margaret Emily VanHorn, 72, Cleveland
Mrs. Margaret Emily VanHorn age 72 of Cleveland passed away Wednesday November 14, 2012 at Northeast Ga Medical Center. Survivors include her husband, Jerry VanHorn Major U.S. Army ...
Marlene Rector, 60, Cleveland
Marlene Rector age 60 of Cleveland passed away Wednesday November 14, 2012 at Halcyon Hospice in Atlanta following a long battle with ALS.Mrs. Rector was born December 14, 1951 in ...
Tommie Thomas, 94, Cleveland
Mr. Tommie T. Thomas age 94 of Cleveland passed away Wednesday November 14, 2012 at Habersham County Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Thomas was born in Blairsville, Ga ...
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