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Local Obits for Sun. Nov 18th, 2012

Banks

Charles Vernon Peacock, 78, Maysville
Charles Vernon Peacock 78 of Maysville died Sunday Nov. 18, 2012 at his residence. He was the son of the late Charlie Edward and Lucy Patterson Peacock and the widower of Carolyn ...

Dawson

William A. Porter, 89, Dawsonville
William A. Porter, 89, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday November 18, 2012 at Embracing Hospice following a period of declining health.Born January 23, 1923 in Buford, Georgia to t ...

Forsyth

Betty Jean Craft Howell was born June 29, 1933, in Lyons, GA to George Foster and Bertha Elizabeth Craft. She passed away Sunday, November 18th, 2012.Betty is survived by her husba ...

Habersham

Mrs. Carzell McDonald Thompson VanHook, age 88 of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness. Born in Murphy, North C ...
Mr. Clarence Hubert "C.H." Bowen, age 87, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended il ...
Frank N. Dixon, 81, Clarkesville
Frank N. Dixon, age 81 of Clarkesville, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2012, at his residence. Born in Habersham County on April 12, 1931, he was the son of the late Sherman and ...

Hall

Carl Boyd Conner, 90, Murrayville
Mr. Carl Boyd Conner, 90 of Murrayville died Sunday November 18, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. A lifetime resident of Hall County, he was the son of the lat ...
James David Harrison, 59, Gainesville
James David Harrison, age 59 of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2012 at his residence following a brief illness.Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 21, ...

Jackson

James Edward McColskey, 76, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Edward McColskey, age 76, of Jefferson, who passed away on November 18, 2012. Mr. McColskey was born in Whitesville, NC a son to ...
Leslie Starks McGuire, 73, Commerce
Leslie Starks McGuire 73 of Commerce, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2012. Funeral will be held on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Ha ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
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