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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Dec 31st, 2012

Dawson

Jeanette Loraine Foster, 62, Dawsonville
Jeanette Loraine Foster, 62, of Dawsonville passed away Monday December 31, 2012 at her residence following a period of declining health.Born October 30, 1950 in Ft. Worth, Texas, ...

Forsyth

Edward John DeLoughy, 68, Cumming
Edward John DeLoughy, of Cumming, GA, age 68, passed away on December 31, 2012. Edward was born July 3, 1944 in Morristown, NJ to Muriel Wyckoff DeLoughy and Edward John DeLoughy. ...

Gwinnett

Sarah McDaniel Martin, 77, Buford
Sarah McDaniel Martin, age 77, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, December 31, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Osburn Martin. She is survived by her children, Dew ...

Habersham

Amerest Terrell Gerrell, 83, Cornelia
Mr. Amerest Terrell Gerrell, age 85, of the Fairview Community, Demorest, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, December 31, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Cente ...

Hall

Edward Lamar Cantrell, 51, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at Trinity CME Church for Mr. Edward Lamar Cantrell, 51, of Gainesville. Those wishing to send online condole ...
Jeanette Martin Hughes, 76, Gainesville
   At 12:31 am on December 31st 2012, all of Heaven rejoiced as the angels received one of their own when God called home Jeanette Hughes. If you w ...
Lesley Loy "Cotton" Watkins, 56, Gainesville
Lesley Loy "Cotton" Watkins, age 56 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...
Lessie Pless Miller Brewer, 97, Gainesville
Lessie Pless Miller Brewer entered the church triumphant on the early morning of December 31, 2012, at the wonderful age of 97. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Ja ...
Margaret L. Hyatt, 57, Gainesville
Ms. Margaret L. Hyatt, age 57, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Monday, December 31, 2012 as a result of a long battle with Pancreatic Cancer. Her family and friends were by he ...

Jackson

Jerry Lee Scott, Jr.,, 38, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jerry Lee Scott, Jr., 38, of Jefferson, Ga. who passed away Monday December 31, 2012. Mr. Lee was born in Silver City, New Mexico, a s ...
Funeral services Friday for officer who helped establish Hall County SWAT team
Funeral services have been scheduled for Lt. Bob McMahan, a 23-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office, who was instrumental in setting up the SWAT team for the department.
'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57
Stephen Hillenburg, whose daffy animated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' became an international hit, dies at 57.
Wayne Abernathy, Hall County businessman and state Board of Public Safety member, dies
A Lula man, who operated a number of businesses in Gainesville and Cleveland during his lifetime and served more than 35 years on the state Board of Public Safety, has died.
Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, has died
Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century, has died. He was 85
NASCAR legend David Pearson dies at age 83
David Pearson, winner of three NASCAR premier series championships, has died at the age of 83. Winner of 105 races in just 574 starts – second most to fellow...
Mari Hulman George, Indy's quiet pioneer, dies at 83
Mari Hulman George, auto racing's 'quiet pioneer' who ordered Indy drivers to start their engines, dies at 83
Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey dies at 80
Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and long arms, has died at 80
Funeral services set for Wednesday for former Gainesville police chief
Retired Gainesville Police Chief Jerry Harrison Forrester died Monday at the age of 72.