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Local Obits for Mon. Apr 30th, 2012


James Allen Smithson, 78, Gainesville
James Allen "Jim" Smithson passed away peacefully at home on April 30, 2012 after battling a long, courageous fight with Parkinson's Disease. A Memorial Service will ...
James Norman Fitzpatrick, 70, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00p.m. Thursday May 3, 2012 at Faith Baptist Church for Mr. James Norman Fitzpatrick age 70 of Gainesville. The body will lie-in-state from 1:0 ...
John L. Kenimer, 78, Gainesville
Mst. Sgt. John Leonard Kenimer also known as "Jake" in the Gainesville area, age 78, passed away on Monday, April 30, 2012. He was a member of Belton Baptist Church in L ...
Tarcisio Martinez, 85, Gainesville
Tarcisio Martinez, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, April 30, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral ser ...


Rebecca Lynn Shoemaker, 44, Bethlehem
Rebecca Lynn Shoemaker, age 44, of Bethlehem passed away Monday, April 30, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawso ...
Thomas Vernon Pryor, 83, Maysville
Mr. Thomas Vernon Pryor, age 83, of Maysville, GA died Monday, April 30, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Pryor was born in Albia, IA to the late Thomas Rudolph and Myrtle Marie Dix Pry ...


Annabelle Maye Hopke, 73, Sautee Nacoochee
Annabelle Maye Hopke, age 73 of Sautee-Nacoochee, passed away Monday, April 30, 2012 following an extended illness. Mrs. Hopke was born October 6, 1938 in Decatur, IL to the late C ...
Nay Hale Duke, 74, Cleveland
Nay Hale Duke, age 74 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, April 30, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Duke was born in Jefferson Ga on December 12, 1937 to Martha Louise Hale Duke and the l ...
Lillie Mae Green, co-founder of Green's Grocery, dies at 99
The woman who founded and ran Green's Grocery with her husband in 1950 died Thursday.
A life: Hawking defied ALS to become pre-eminent physicist
Word by painstaking word, Stephen Hawking produced a masterwork of popular science that outlined his vision of time, the universe and humanity's place within it
William Henry Trotter Bush was brother, uncle of presidents
William Henry Trotter Bush, a wealthy investor and the brother and uncle of presidents, has died
Former Hall County Juvenile Court judge David Fox dies at age 70
David Fox, a longtime Gainesville attorney and a former Hall County Juvenile Court judge, died unexpectedly Monday.
Evangelist Billy Graham, who reached millions, dies at 99
​The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99.
Former Banks Co. probate judge, county commissioner dies
A former Banks County probate judge and county commissioner, Milton Dalton, has died following an extended illness.
Daughter: Popular crooner Vic Damone dies in Florida at 89
Family members say crooner Vic Damone has died in Florida at the age of 89
Memorial service set for Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere
DEMOREST — Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere will be remembered in a memorial service at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Atlanta.