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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 ...
Shaw Carter service is Monday
A memorial service will be held Monday for Shaw Carter, the 24-year-old heart transplant recipient from Gainesville, who battled heart disease and cancer during his lifetime.
Ara Parseghian, won 2 titles at Notre Dame, has died at 94
Ara Parseghian, who won two national titles in 11 seasons as coach of Notre Dame, has died at 94.
Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright, is dead at 73
Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died
Funeral Friday for Ray Jones, prominent Hall County businessman
A prominent Hall County businessman, active in the poultry industry and as a Jackson EMC Board member for many years, will be buried Friday.
Hootie Johnson, former Augusta National chairman, dies
Hootie Johnson, the South Carolina banker and Augusta National chairman who stubbornly stood his ground amid pressure for the club to invite female members, died Friday morning. He was 86...
Funeral services pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley
Funeral services are pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley, a longtime federal court judge for the Northern District of Georgia.
Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87
Helmut Kohl, the physically imposing German chancellor whose reunification of a nation divided by the Cold War put Germany at the heart of a united Europe, has died
Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69
Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to superstardom, has died at age 69