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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Dec 15th, 2012

Barrow

Mr. Russell David Johnston, age 76, of Winder, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2012.Funeral services will be announced by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton Ga. 3054 ...

Dawson

Betty Hight, 61, Dawsonville
Betty Hight, 61, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday December 15, 2012 at Halcyon Hospice following a short illness.Born November 6, 1951 in Luverne, Alabama to the late Sanford an ...

Forsyth

Lt. Col. Roddy Lee Smith, Retired Regular Army of GA, age 89, passed away on December 15, 2012. Lt. Col. Smith had an illustrious career in the military, serving in the U.S. Army f ...
Wayne Shepherd, 91, Cumming
Wayne Shepherd, 91, of Cumming, Georgia went to be with the Lord December 15, 2012. He was born December 9, 1921 in Dupont, Indiana to Forrest Warren and Hazel Mae Shepherd. He ...

Gwinnett

Mark Steven Battles, 58, Dacula
Mark Steven Battles, age 58, of Dacula passed away Saturday, December 15, 2012. Mark, a devoted husband and father, he loved his business as a jeweler for over 40 years, his famil ...
Mildred Evelyn Dodd, 78, Lilburn
Mildred Evelyn Dodd, 78, of Lilburn, GA died at Piedmont-Henry Hospital on December 15, 2012. Born in Atlanta, GA she was the daughter of the late Calvin and Ida McGee. Her belov ...

Habersham

John David Butcher, 72, Clarkesville
McGahee Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home announces the death of John David Butcher, 72 of Clarkesville, Ga who passed away on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Med ...
Kelly Weems, 45, Clarkesville
Mrs. Kelly Weems, age 45, of Clarkesville, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2012. Funeral services will be announced by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, Ga, 30548, ...

Hall

Elizabeth Rebecca Roper Pittman, age 89 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral s ...
John George Wilbanks, Jr., 57, Gainesville
Mr. John George Wilbanks, Jr., age 57, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, December 13, 2012. The family will hold a private Funeral Service & interment.Mr. Wilbanks was born ...
Monteen Lawrence, 86, Gainesville
Mrs. Monteen Lawrence, 86 of Gainesville died Saturday December 15, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Littl ...
Monteen West Lawrence, 86, Gainesville
Mrs. Monteen West Lawrence, 86 of Gainesville died Saturday December 15, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born in Ashburn, Georgia, Mrs. Lawrence had lived in Hall Coun ...

Jackson

Ernest Ray Saunders, 73, Hoschton
Mr. Ernest Ray Saunders, age 73, of Hoschton, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2012, Funeral services will be announced by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, Ga. 305 ...

Other

Dennis Cunningham, 60, Lavonia
Dennis Cunningham, age 60 of Royston, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2012, at Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center. Born in Jackson, Georgia on October 22, 1952, he was the son of E ...
Ivie Funeral Home, Madison County Chapel in Danielsville, announces services for Norman Patrick (Pat) Cromer, 53, of Hull who passed away late Saturday night at his residence. Born ...

Rabun

Barbara Lee McKay Ramey, 83, of Wiley, Georgia, passed away at her home surrounded by her family Saturday, December 15, 2012.Barbara was born in Rabun County, the daughter of the l ...

White

Mary Alice Vaughn, 75, Cleveland
Mary Alice Vaughn, age 75 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Mrs. Vaughn was born September 15, 1 ...
Perry Vaughn, 52, Cleveland
Perry Vaughn, age 52 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2012 at his residence following a brief illness. Mr. Vaughn was born October 27, 1960 in Fulton County to the ...
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
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.