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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 JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
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