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Local Obits for Thu. Mar 15th, 2012

Banks

Kathy Sue Sears, 51, Homer
Ms. Kathy Sue Sears, age 51, of Homer, GA died Thursday, March 15, 2012 at her residence. Ms. Sears was born in Commerce, GA to Ray and Allene Anderson Sears of Homer.Ms. Sears i ...

Barrow

Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Monday March 19, 2012 Graveside Memorial Park Cemetery for Coleman Crabtree Watkins, 47 of Winder, Ga. Rev. Don Pennington will officiate. The ...

Forsyth

Elizabeth Phillips Ragan, 81, Hartwell
Elizabeth Phillips Ragan, age 81, of Hartwell, GA, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2012. Elizabeth was an LPN at Dekalb General Hospital for 30 years and prior to that was at Joan ...
Sally Mac Ewen, 64, Decatur
Sally Mac Ewen, 64, of Decatur, Georgia passed away on Thursday, March 15th, 2012.The family will be announcing a Memorial Service at a later date.Arrangements by Byars Funeral Hom ...
Vera Eloise Marcus, 90, Ball Ground
Vera Eloise Marcus, age 90, passed away March 15, 2012. "Weezie" was from Savannah, GA, but spent the last few years in Anderson, SC and Cumming, GA. Weezie was born to ...
William Allen Gipson, 57, Cumming
William Allen Gipson, 57, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2012.A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 at Hillcrest Cemetery located in ...

Habersham

Primo Louis Canto, 90, Clarkesville
Mr. Primo Louis Canto , age 90, of Clarkesville, died March 15, 2012 at Northridge Medical Center in Commerce.Born on December 12, 1921 in Middletown, Connecticut, Mr. Canto was th ...

Hall

Johnny Edgar Broome, 65, Gainesville
Johnny Edgar Broome, age 65 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial services ...
Rembert Lee Jones, 62, Gainesville
Rembert Lee Jones, age 62 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral servi ...
Thomas Hitchcock Power, 89, Oakwood
Thomas Hitchcock Power, 89, of Oakwood, Georgia passed away on Thursday, March 15th, 2012.Memorial Service information will be announced at a later date.Arrangements by Byars Funer ...
Wayne Douglas Smith, 63, Gainesville
Wayne Douglas Smith, age 63 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Graveside services ...

Jackson

C. Nelson Brown, 65, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for C. Nelson Brown, 65, of Commerce who passed away late Thursday evening at his residence. Born in Commerce, he was the son of the ...

Lumpkin

Betty Louise Cantrell, 76, Dahlonega
Betty Louise Cantrell, 76, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2012, at her residence. She was a lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA. She was a member of Dahlonega ...
Helen Blue, 90, Dahlonega
Mrs. Helen Blue, age 90, of Dahlonega GA died March 15, 2012, at the home of her daughter, Nancy Hilyer.Mrs. Blue was born in Madden MS December 8, 1921. She had lived in Lumpkin C ...
Johnnie Paul 'JP' Jones, 86, Dahlonega
Mr. Johnnie Paul 'JP' Jones, age 86, of Dahlonega, died Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Chestatee Regional Hospital surrounded by his family.Johnnie was born June 29, 1925 in ...
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.
NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78
Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78.
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.