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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 19th, 2012

Forsyth

Agnes Madelyn Summers, 93, Cumming
Madelyn Summers passed away Thursday April 19, 2012 peacefully with family by her side at the age of 93. She was born August 1, 1918 in Pennsboro, West Virginia. She graduated wi ...
Barrie MacDonald James, 82, Cumming
Barrie MacDonald James, age 82, of Cumming, GA, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012Survivors include his children, Stephen (Lean) James, Valerie (Drew) Totty, Jennifer Bobbitt; g ...
Dorothy Kate Monroe, 81, Cumming
Dorothy Kate Monroe, age 81, a lifetime resident of Forsyth County, GA, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012. She was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. She is preceded in d ...
Susan Richards Spencer, 64, Cumming
Susan Richards Spencer (Stains), age 64, of Cumming, GA, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012. She was a member of Browns Bridge Community Church and attended First Baptist Church ...

Habersham

Joann Erwin Gerrin, 72, Clarkesville
Joann Erwin Gerrin, age 72, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2012, at her residence.Mrs. Gerrin was born on July 21, 1939, in Habersham County, Georgia, ...
Lou Emma Hames Elsberry, 92, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Lou Emma Hames Elsberry, age 92 of Tucson, Arizona and formerly of Habersham County will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, April 27, 2012 from the Hillside Memoria ...

Hall

Charles Strong, 85, Gainesville
Charles Strong, Jr. passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012 after a brief illness. Charlie was born in Bradenton, Florida, the son of the late Charles and Mary Mitchell Strong. In his ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Hettie Lorene Simmons Baird, age 65, of Braselton, Georgia who passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012. Mrs. Baird was born in North Ca ...
Mary Pugh Sprinkles, 69, Nicholson
Mrs. Mary Pugh Sprinkles, age 69, of Nicholson, GA passed away peacefully after a 2 ½ year courageous fight with cancer. Through out the entire illness Mrs. Sprinkles never ...

Lumpkin

Herman Loyd Byers Sr., 77, Hampton, formerly of Dahlonega
Mr. Herman Loyd Byers Sr., age 77, of Hampton, Georgia died April 19, 2012.Mr. Byers was a Lumpkin County native. He had lived in Hampton, Georgia for the past 44 years.He was the ...

White

George Roy Sutton Sr., 57, Cleveland
George Roy Sutton Sr. age 57 of Cleveland passed away Thursday April 19, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Sutton was born in Habersham County and lived most of his life in White County. ...
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