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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 11th, 2012

Dawson

Homer Henson, 85, Dawsonville
Homer Henson, 85, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday February 11, 2012 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a sudden illness. Born December 18, 1926 in Polk County, Tennessee t ...
Lucian "Luke" Callas, 87, Dawsonville
Lucian Evan (Luke) Callas of Dawsonville, age of 87, died February 11, 2012 at Sunrise Assisted Living in Johns Creek, GA. Mr. Callas, born in Mountain Rest, S.C. on August 23, 192 ...

Forsyth

Charlie Brice Smith, 91, Ball Ground
Charlie Brice Smith, age 91, of Ball Ground, GA, passed away Friday, February 10, 2012. He was a member of Liberty Grove Baptist Church. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-l ...

Habersham

Charles Edward Moore, 69, Mt. Airy
Mr. Charles Edward Moore, age 69, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 11, 2012, at his residence surrounded by his family following a brief illness.M ...
Rosie Gosnell Hubbard, 80, Demorest
Rosie Gosnell Hubbard, age 80 of Demorest, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2012, at her residence.Born in Banks County on December 5, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Brad ...

Hall

Annette Studivant, Gillsville
On Saturday, February 11, 2012 as Jesus looked over his rose garden, He spotted a beautiful rose. He whispered softly, "Annette come and go with me to my Father's house& ...
Archie Hanes Vandiver, 94, Gainesville
Mrs. Archie Hanes Vandiver, age 94, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, February 11, 2012. Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 13, 2012, at Alta Vista Cemetery ...
Mary E. (Philyaw) Hall, 65, Gainesville
Mary Elaine (Philyaw) Hall, age 65, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm ...
Michael Lee Durden, 26, Hoschton
Michael Lee Durden, age 26, of Hoschton passed away Saturday, February 11, 2012.He is survived by his parents Robert M. Durden and wife Nancy of Hoshcton; Peggy Leigh Durden of Law ...

Jackson

Edith Beatty, 88, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Edith Louise Hayes Beatty, age 88, of Pendergrass, who passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2012. Mrs. Beatty was born in Walhalla. ...
Lathan Banks, 85, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Lathan Freeman Banks, age 85, of Jefferson, who passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2012. Mr. Banks was born in Jackson County, a so ...
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