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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Dec 19th, 2012

Dawson

Clyde Wallace, 71, Dawsonville
Clyde Wallace, 71, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday December 18, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a short illness.Born July 2, 1941 to the late Stowers and Jame ...

Habersham

Serobia Ayers Gerrin, 84, Cornelia
Serobia Ayers Gerrin, age 84, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at a local care facility.Mrs. Gerrin was born on April 27, 1928, in Banks County, G ...

Hall

Donald John Benish, 52, Gainesville
Donald John Benish, 52, of Gainesville, died December 19, 2012.Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Hwy, Gainesville, GA is in charge of arrangements.

Jackson

Martha June Potts Rankin, 96, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Ms. Martha June Potts Rankin, age 96, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012.Ms. Rankin was born in the Brockton Commun ...

Lumpkin

Earl Sanford, 67, Dahlonega
Mr. Earl Sanford, age 67, of Dahlonega, GA died Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at his residence in Dahlonega following a brief illness.Earl was a native of Lumpkin County and of the ...

Other

Otis Boling, 84, Alpharetta
Otis Boling, age 84 of Alpharetta passed away, Wednesday, December 19, 2012. He was a life long resident of Forsyth County and a member of Cross Plains Baptist Church in Alpharetta ...
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