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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Mar 21st, 2012

Forsyth

Eleanor Tompkins Joyner, age 84, of Cumming, GA formerly of Ashville, NC, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012. Eleanor was a substitute teacher for many years. She was an accomp ...
Leona McGee Collins, 85, Cumming
Leona McGee Collins, age 85, of Cumming, GA, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012. Leona was a founding member of the Alpharetta, Old Milton Historical and Genealogical Society. ...

Hall

Hazel Jenkins, 69, Gainesville
Mrs. Hazel Jenkins, age 69 of Gainesville, GA passed away on March 21, 2012. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home.
John A. Zuck, 93, Gainesville
John A. Zuck (1919 - 2012) Mr. John A. Zuck, age 93, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at his residence.Graveside services will be held at 4:00 pm Friday, April 13, 2012 at Pin ...
Lurene G. Denton, 89, Gainesville
Mrs. Lurene G. Denton, age 89, of Oakwood passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012, following an extended illness.Funeral Services will be 2:30 p.m., Friday, March 23, 2012 at Zion ...

Jackson

Hilda Wilhite, 85, Jefferson
Mrs. Hilda Wilhite, age 85 Jefferson, GA passed away on March 21, 2012.Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home.
Lee Edward Jones, 87, Commerce
Mr. Lee Edward Jones, age 87 of Commerce died Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Jones was born in Jefferson to the late, Lettius and Bessie Mae Jon ...
Louise Herring, 94, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Louise C. Herring, age 94, of Jefferson, formerly of Manchester, who passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. Mrs. Herring was the ...

White

Charles Elbert Kanady, 75, Cleveland
Charles Elbert (C.E.) Kanady, age 75 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012 following an extended illness. Mr. Kanady was born on August 28, 1936 in Cleveland to the l ...
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Danny Michael "Mike" Gailey, age 64 of Cleveland. Mr. Gailey passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at North ...
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