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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 27th, 2012

Dawson

Ruby Chumbley, 77, Marble Hill
Ruby Chumbley, 77, of Marble Hill passed away Friday April 27, 2012 at Kennestone Hospital following a period of declining health.Born January 29, 1935 in Atlanta, Georgia to the l ...

Habersham

Billy Sam Barnette, 77, Demorest
Billy Sam Barnette, age 77, of Demorest, Georgia and formerly of Braselton, Georgia passed away on Friday, April 27, 2012, at Stephens County Hospital. Mr. Barnette was born in Jac ...
Mary Mize Underwood, 80, Cornelia
Mary Mize Underwood, age 80 of Cornelia, passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born April 30, 1931 in White County, she was a daughter of th ...

Hall

Dolores M. Darling Nix, 74, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Dolores M. Darling Nix, age 74, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, April 27, 2012 following an extended illness.Graveside Services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 1, 2012 a ...
E.G. Thompson, 79, Gainesville
Mr. E.G. "Tom" Thompson, 79 of Gainesville died Thursday April 26, 2012 at a private nursing home.Born in Forsyth County, Mr. Thompson had lived in Hall County for most o ...
Jeanette N. Skelton, 66, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Jeanette N. Skelton, age 66, of Jefferson, who passed away on Friday, April 27, 2012. Funeral services will be Sunday April 29, 2012 ...
John R. (Mac) McPherson, 85, Chestnut Mountain
John R. (Mac) McPherson of Chestnut Mountain, GA passed away on Friday, April 27. John was born in Lenoir City, TN on January 2, 1927. His family later moved to Knoxville, TN where ...
Ronald W. Chandler, 76, Flowery Branch
Ronald W. Chandler, age 76 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Friday April 27, 2012 at home following an extended illness and hospitalization.Mr. Chandler was born December 15, 1935 ...
Ronald Winfred Chandler, 76, Gainesville
Ronald Winfred Chandler, age 76 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, April 27, 2012. Memorial Park Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jackson

Larry Michael Haynes, 66, Hoschton
Mr. Larry Michael Haynes, age 66, of Hoschton, passed away Friday, April 27, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Lawson Funeral Home. Inter ...

White

Sheryl Roberts Reid, 49, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Sheryl Lee Roberts Reid, age 49 of Cleveland. Mrs. Reid passed away Friday, April 27, 2012. Funeral services are sch ...
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