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Local Obits for Mon. Feb 20th, 2012

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Cynthia Vandiver Hammond, 56, Gainesville
Cynthia Vandiver Hammond, age 56 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral ...
Donald Tritt, 93, Lula
Reverend Donald Tritt, age 93, of Lula, Georgia, passed away Monday, February 20, 2012 at his residence.Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at C ...
Robert Allen Scott, 80, Flowery Branch
Mr. Robert Allen Scott, age 80, of Flowery Branch, passed away February 20, 2012 at home surrounded by his family.Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 25, 2012 fr ...
Robert Scott Sosebee, 40, Gainesville
Robert Scott Sosebee, age 40 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2012 at his residence following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Ruth Eloise Freeman Bennett, 84, Gillsville
Ruth Eloise Freeman Bennett, age 84 of Gillsville, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are s ...
Shadron Borders, 35, Gainesville
Mr. Shadron Borders, age 35 of Gainesville, GA passed away on February 21, 2012.He was preceeded in death by is father, Steve Borders, Jr. He leave to cherish his memories his mo ...
Mr. Thomas Joseph Byrnes, Jr., 63 of Lula died February 20, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A native of Athens, Georgia, Mr. Byrnes had lived in Gainesville since 196 ...

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Williams Giles McNeill, 81, Dahlonega
Mr. William Giles McNeill, age 81, of Dahlonega, GA died Feb. 20.No services planned at this time.Banister Funeral Home, Dahlonega.
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.