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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 12th, 2012

Banks

Leslie Thomas, 65, Alto
Leslie Thomas, age 65, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Thomas was born on December 13, 1946, in Banks Count ...
Nina Griffin Smith, 107, Alto
NINA GRIFFIN SMITH, age 107 of Alto, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, before moving to Alto Mrs. Smith resided in Chicago and in Atlanta most of her life. Mrs. ...

Dawson

Wanda Welch Tanner, 45, Dawsonville
Wanda Welch Tanner, 45, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday December 12, 2012 at her residence following a period of declining health.Born July 20, 1967 in Gainesville, Georgia, s ...

Forsyth

JoAnn Wood Sorrells, 67, Cumming
JoAnn Wood Sorrells, age 67, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, December 12th, 2012. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Mrs. Swafford is preceded in death ...
Nicole Amoakowa Fosu, 6, Cumming
Nicole Amoakowa Fosu, 6, of Cumming, GA died at Scottish Rite Hospital on December 12, 2012. Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the much-loved daughter of Nick and Mabel Fosu. She ...

Habersham

Rev. Donald Campbell, Sr., 82, Clarkesville
Rev. Donald Campbell, Sr., age 82, of Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, December 12, 2012, peacefully at home. Mr. Campbell was born in Jackson County ...
Violet Mae Byrd Watson, 92, Demorest
Funeral services for Violet Mae Byrd Watson, age 92, of Demorest will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, December 15, 2012 from the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Rev. Russ Barker, Rev. B ...

Hall

Rachel Ginn Barrett, 87, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Rachel Ginn Barrett, 87, Jefferson, Ga., who passed away on December 12, 2012.Mrs. Barrett was born in Franklin County, Ga. a daughte ...
Margarita Munoz, 78, Gainesville
Margarita Munoz, age 78 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Mark K. Christopher, Gainesville
Mark K. Christopher passed away on Wednesday December 12, 2012. He proudly served his country in the Coast Guard for 20 years. He was a devoted husband, father brother and friend. ...

Jackson

William "Billy" Marion Allison, age 72 of Braselton, passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral service ...

Lumpkin

Cora Mae Poore, 79, Dahlonega
Mrs. Cora Mae Poore, 79 of Dahlonega, was called home while surrounded by her family on December 12, 2012. Mrs. Poore is survived by her children; Robbie and (Rick) Goode of Dawson ...
Edna Mae Merck, 83, Dawsonville
Edna Mae Merck, age 83, of Dawsonville, GA (Lumpkin County) died peacefully on Tuesday, December, 12, 2012 with her children at her side.Ms. Merck was a native and lifelong residen ...
Efford M. Bruce, 69, Dahlonega
Mr. Efford M. Bruce, age 69, of Dahlonega, GA died Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at his residence following a two year battle with ALS.Efford was a native of Dawson County who had l ...

Other

Ethelene Nalley, 68, Villa Rica
Mrs. Ethelene Nalley age 68 of Villa Rica, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2012. Mrs. Nalley was born December 6, 1944 in Cleveland, Georgia the daughter of the late Marvin and ...

White

Monda Lou Baker, 80, Cleveland
Monda Lou Baker, 80, died peacefully on Wednesday December 12, 2012 at her home in Cleveland, Georgia, after a brief struggle with lung cancer. Monda was born April 17, 1932 in Lu ...
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