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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Nov 5th, 2012

Banks

Beatrice Norton Simmons, age 87, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Monday, November 5, 2012. Mrs. Simmons was born on September 6, 1925, in Banks County, Georgia; daughter of the lat ...

Gwinnett

Richard H. Cross, 63, Suwanee
Mr. Richard H. Cross, age 63, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Monday, November 5, 2012. He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Wood Cross; mother, Naomi Bernice Peel Cross; an ...

Habersham

Alfred A. Staples, 96, Demorest
Rev. Alfred A. Staples, 96, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Monday, November 5, 2012. Rev. Staples was born in Bath, Maine on January 24, 1916, to the late William Alfred and A ...

Hall

Eleanor Elizabeth Kendall Seabolt, of Dahlonega, Georgia passed from this world on Monday, November 5, 2012. At her side and to the end, angels - her loving husband and daughters ...
Rebecca Jean Lacey Pirkle, 67, Flowery Branch
Beloved mother and 'Grammy Becky' Rebecca Jean Lacey Pirkle, 67, of Flowery Branch, GA., passed away on Monday, November 5, 2012, at her home following a period of declin ...

Jackson

James Thomas Martin, 83, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for James Thomas Martin, 83, of Commerce who passed away early Monday morning at the Northridge Health and Rehab Center in Commerce. ...
Kevin Ray Meis, 43, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Kevin Ray Meis, 43, of Jefferson, Ga. who passed away Nov. 5, 2012. Mr. Meis was born in Edmonds, Washington and son of Mrs. Margie Ne ...

Lumpkin

Joe Sullens, 82, Dahlonega
Mr. Joe Sullens, age 82, of Dahlonega, GA died Monday, November 5, 2012 at his home following an extended illness.Mr. Sullens was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. ...
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