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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Feb 8th, 2012

Banks

Lester L. Miller, 65, Alto
Lester L. Miller, Sr., age 65, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2012, at the Habersham Medical Center. Mr. Miller was born on October 12, 1946, in Lancaster, ...
Ralph Kesler, 73, Homer
Ralph E. Kesler, age 73, of Damascus Road, Homer, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. Mr. Kesler was born in Banks County, Georgia, on October 10, 1938, to the l ...

Forsyth

Laurie Susan Holland, 55, Cumming
Laurie Susan Holland, 55, of Cumming, GA died on February 8, 2012 at Northside Hospital Forsyth. Born in Savannah, GA she was the daughter of Evelyn Holland and Harold and Madge H ...

Habersham

Charles W. Hughes, 74, Demorest
Charles Wayne Hughes, age 74 of Demorest, passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2012, at Habersham Home. Born in Habersham County on February 22, 1937, he was the son of the late Robe ...

Hall

Barbara Lee Martin, 78, Gainesville
Barbara Lee Martin, age 78, of Gainesville passed away on Feb. 08. Those who wish to express online condolences to the Kesler family may do so by visiting our website at www.whitfi ...
Ernestean Porter Smith, 80, Gainesville
Ernestean Porter Smith, age 80 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at New Horizon's North Nursing Home following an extended illness.Funeral services are ...
Gloria James Smith, 63, Gainesville
Gloria James Smith, age 63, of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services are schedul ...
Margaret Lurline Duck Tanner, 92 died February 8, 2012 following a lengthy illness. Born in Braselton, GA, Jackson County on March 16, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Lester ...
Nancy Ann Hindle, 64, Gainesville
Nancy Ann Hindle, 64, of Gainesville passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 8, 2012.Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday February 11, 2012, in the chapel of ...

White

John L. Nix, 91, Cleveland
Mr. John L. Nix age 91 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, February 08, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Nix was born on July 27, 1920 in Gainesville to th ...
Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe dies at 92
Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died
Chanel: Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died
Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died
From 'Tom Jones' to 'Skyfall': star Albert Finney dies at 82
British actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of "Tom Jones," has died at the age of 82. Finney's family says he "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side."
John Dingell, longest serving member of Congress, dies at 92
Former Rep. John Dingell, who served nearly six decades in the U.S. House, was hard to typecast
Gainesville realtor, philanthropist Don Carter dies at 86
Don Carter, the founder of Don Carter Realty in Gainesville, died at his home on Thursday, Feb. 7.
Frank Robinson, baseball's fearsome trailblazer, dies at 83
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the 1st black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, dies at 83
Special Master in Georgia-Florida water wars case dies at 88
The man who served for nearly four years as the Special Master overseeing the Georgia-Florida water wars lawsuit has died.
Glen Wood, auto racing pioneer and patriarch, dies at 93
Glen Wood, racing patriarch who had been NASCAR Hall of Fame's oldest living member, dies at 93