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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. May 12th, 2012

Dawson

Winford Jake Mills, 72, Dawsonville
Mr. Winford Jake Mills, age 72, of Dawsonville, GA died Friday May 11, 2012, at Gold City Convalescent Center in Dahlonega, GA.Mr. Mills was born January 17, 1940 in Cumming, GA. H ...

Forsyth

Marvin L. Jett, 83, Cumming
Marvin L. Jett, age 83, of Cumming passed away Saturday, May 12, 2012. He was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church. Marvin is preceded in death by his wife, Aby Akins Jett. Surv ...
Mildred Louise Hardin, 80, Decatur
Mildred "Millie" Louise Hardin, 80 of Decatur, GA passed away May 12, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard H. Hardin. She is survived by her daughter ...

Hall

Annie Lois Whelchel, 61, Gainesville
Annie Lois Whelchel age 61 of Gainesville, GA passed away on Saturday May 12, 2012.Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home.
Arvin Chandler Gearin, 72, Gainesville
Mr. Arvin Chandler Gearin, age 72, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Monda ...
Barbara Bryan Moon, 61, Lula
Barbara Bryan Moon, age 61 of Lula, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2012. Born in Atlanta, GA on August 26, 1950, she was a daughter of the late John Edward and Sarah Margadean Hicks ...
Doris Dorsey Nalley, 81, Marietta
Doris Dorsey Nalley, age 81, of Marietta, Georgia, died at Halcyon Hospice - Altus House in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 12, 2012. She was the daughter of Mattie Bell Sosebee Dorsey an ...
Maria Matilde Mendoza, 72, Gainesville
Maria Matilde Mendoza, 72 of Gainesville died Saturday May 12, 2012 at her residence. At the request of the family Mrs. Mendoza was cremated and the family will have a visitation a ...

Jackson

Leita Virginia Nix, 84, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Leita Virginia Nix 84 of Commerce who died Saturday May 12, 2012. Survivors include a sister Lydia Allen of Gainesville and a number of ni ...

Lumpkin

Joanne Carol Fowler, 73, Dahlonega
Joanne Carol Fowler, 73, of Dahlonega, GA died on May 12, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in San Diego, CA she was the daughter of the late Ole and Elizabeth Jensen ...
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
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.