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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Mar 10th, 2012

Dawson

Bernice Parks Gilleland, 92, Dawsonville
Bernice Parks Gilleland, 92, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday March 10, 2012 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born July 22, 1919 to the late Henry Etna a ...

Forsyth

Rita Garmon, 56, Cumming
Rita Garmon, age 56, Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2012. Rita enjoyed traveling and was an active member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church where she sang ...

Habersham

Agnes Joyce Kimbrell, 78, Mt Airy
MS. AGNES JOYCE KIMBRELL, age 78, of Mt. Airy, passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness.Born in Banks County, Georgia on August 23, 19 ...

Hall

Eunice Irene Baty, 83, Loganville
Eunice Irene Baty, age 83 of Loganville, died March 10, 2012. A Graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Highlands, NC. Mrs. Baty was born in ...
Kathy E. Stone, 56, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Kathy E. Stone, 56 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Saturday March 10, 2012 at her home following an extended illness.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Mem ...
Rev. Billy J. Skelton, Sr., 63, Gainesville
Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville, announces the death of Rev. Billy J. Skelton, Sr. Mr. Skelton died at his home in Gainesville on March 10, 2012. Born in Atlanta, Fulton ...
Stephen Lamar Wages, 51, Clermont
Stephen Lamar Wages, 51, of Clermont, Ga. went to be with his heavenly father on March 10, 2012. He fought a courageous battle with cancer. Steve was a loving and faithful husband ...
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.
Janice Riley, longtime head of Ninth District Opportunity, dies
The funeral will be held Saturday for Janice Riley, longtime executive director of Gainesville-based Ninth District Opportunity, who died earlier this week following a brief illness.
Tommy Irvin, longtime Georgia agriculture chief, dies at 88
​Former Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin, whose four decades in office made him one of the longest-serving statewide officials in U.S., died at the age of 88, the department he once ran confirmed Friday.
'Cheers' actor, radio host Jay Thomas dies at 69
A publicist for Jay Thomas says the actor and radio host has died at 69