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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 ...
Funeral services Friday for officer who helped establish Hall County SWAT team
Funeral services have been scheduled for Lt. Bob McMahan, a 23-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office, who was instrumental in setting up the SWAT team for the department.
'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57
Stephen Hillenburg, whose daffy animated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' became an international hit, dies at 57.
Wayne Abernathy, Hall County businessman and state Board of Public Safety member, dies
A Lula man, who operated a number of businesses in Gainesville and Cleveland during his lifetime and served more than 35 years on the state Board of Public Safety, has died.
Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, has died
Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century, has died. He was 85
NASCAR legend David Pearson dies at age 83
David Pearson, winner of three NASCAR premier series championships, has died at the age of 83. Winner of 105 races in just 574 starts – second most to fellow...
Mari Hulman George, Indy's quiet pioneer, dies at 83
Mari Hulman George, auto racing's 'quiet pioneer' who ordered Indy drivers to start their engines, dies at 83
Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey dies at 80
Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and long arms, has died at 80
Funeral services set for Wednesday for former Gainesville police chief
Retired Gainesville Police Chief Jerry Harrison Forrester died Monday at the age of 72.