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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 29th, 2012

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Leonard R. Motes, 82, Winder
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Leonard R. Motes, age 82, of Winder, who passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2012. Mr. Motes was born in Jefferson, GA, a son to the l ...

Forsyth

Margherita Elena Ceraso, 97 of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2012. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at McDonald and So ...

Gwinnett

Marilyn Levine, 84, Lawrenceville
Mrs. Marilyn Levine, 84, of Lawrenceville died Saturday December 29, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memori ...

Habersham

ALBERT A. "ALB" COLEY, age 82 of Alto, passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2012. Mr. Coley was born in Habersham County, on May 17, 1930, to the late Charlie and Ola Co ...
Marlow "Shorty" Crocker, 89, Cornelia
MARLOW "SHORTY" CROCKER, age 89, of Cornelia passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2012. Mr. Crocker was born in Jackson County, on January 11, 1923, to the late Will and ...
Ona Mae Benfiel Lamb, 89, Cornelia
Ona Mae Benifiel Lamb, age 89, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2012, at Rockdale Healthcare Center in Conyers. Ms. Lamb was born on December 29, 1923, i ...

Hall

Jean Berry Cavender, 70, Gainesville
Jean Berry Cavender went home to be with her Lord on Sunday December 30, 2012. Jean was born on September 9, 1942, in Hall County. She graduated from East Hall High School, Truett ...
Joe David Holcomb, 86, Gainesville
Joe David Holcomb, 86, a lifetime resident of Chicopee Mill Village passed away at his home on Saturday, December 29, 2012. He leaves his wife of 60 years, Carol Dean Holcomb; two ...

Jackson

Travis Franklin Page, 34, Jefferson
Mr. Travis Franklin Page, age 34, of Jefferson, GA died Saturday, December 29, 2012 at his residence.Mr. Page was born in Athens, GA to Dwight Page of Hull and the late Kay Arnold ...

Lumpkin

James "Jim" Cook, 63, Dahlonega
Mr. James "Jim" Cook, age 63, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Saturday, December 29, 2012 at his home following a short illness.Jim was a native of Boston, MA who had lived ...

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Randy Baxter, 64, Athens
Mr. Randy Baxter, age 64, of Athens, GA died Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Baxter was born in Commerce to Helen Freada Anglin Baxter of Maysvi ...

White

Bonita "Bo" Faye Mallet Molton of Helen, GA, passed away peacefully in her sleep early Saturday morning December 29, 2012 in her home due to natural causes. She was 47. B ...
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