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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 20th, 2012

Dawson

Melissa Ann Vollrath, 38, Dawsonville
Melissa Ann Vollrath, 38, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday December 19, 2012 following a period of declining health.Mrs. Vollrath was born July 13, 1974 and had been a resident ...

Forsyth

Alan Blair Newton, Sr., 73, Cumming
Alan Blair Newton, Sr., age 73, of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at his residence after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Alan was born ...

Hall

Charles Edwin Sayres III, 55, Gainesville
Dr. Charles Edwin Sayres III (Chuck) passed away on December 20, 2012 at his home in Gainesville, Ga. Chuck was born on May 3, 1957 in Charlotte, N.C. He is preceded in death by hi ...
John Henry Edward Cheeks, 91, Flowery Branch
John Henry Edward Cheeks, 91, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at Willow Wood Nursing Center after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Sunday, ...
Richard (Dick) P. Conrad, 85, Gainesville
Richard P. Conrad, "Dick", went home to be with our Lord Thursday, December 20th, 2012. Dick dedicated his lifetime to providing and caring for his wife of nearly 60 year ...

Jackson

Frances Dowell Kelley, 88, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Frances Dowell Kelley, age 88 of Jefferson, Georgia who passed away Thursday, December 20, 2012. Mrs. Kelley was born in Crossplains ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Hazel McCrary Buckner, 93, of Talmo, Ga., who passed away Thursday December 20, 2012. Mrs. Buckner was born in Warner, Oklahoma, a da ...

Other

Dozier P. Smith, Jr., 53, Atlanta
Dozier P. Smith, Jr. of Atlanta, age 53, passed away on December 20, 2012. He is survived by his father, Dozier P. Smith, Sr., mother, Helen F. Smith; brother and sister-in-law, Ly ...

White

John Terrell Warwick, 95, Cleveland
John Terrell Warwick age 95 of Cleveland transitioned to his eternal life with God on Thursday December 20, 2012. He passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by family who we ...
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.