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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. May 20th, 2012

Forsyth

Teena Williams, 61, Roswell
Teena Williams, age 61, of Roswell passed away Saturday, May 19, 2012. She is preceded in death by her parents, Max and Jane Hicks.Survivors include her husband, Morris Williams; ...
Waneta Mae Spurgin, 86, Cumming
Waneta Mae Spurgin, 86, of Cumming, passed away May 20, 2012. Born in Monroe, Iowa, she was the daughter of Edith and Frank Cline. She was preceded in death by her husband, David ...

Habersham

Anthony Wayne Crawford, 58, Baldwin
Anthony Wayne "Tony" Crawford, age 58, of Baldwin, Georgia passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2012, following an extended illness. Mr. Crawford was born in London, Kentucky o ...
Kim Timothy McEntire, 47, Demorest
Kim Timothy "Timmy" McEntire, age 47 of Demorest, Georgia, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Kindred Hospital in Atlanta.Born in Gwinnett County on September 18, 1964, ...
Lucille E. Augustine, 84, Demorest
Mrs. Lucille E. Augustine, age 84 of Demorest, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Habersham Home West following an extended illness. Born in Buffalo, New York on October 11, 1927, ...

Hall

Mrs. Flora Williams Martin, age 91 of Lula passed away Saturday, May 19, 2012 at New Horizons West in Gainesville, following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Raymond Hoyt 'Bear' Standridge,age 38, of Gillsville, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2012 following a sudden illness.Mr. Standridge was born in Commerce, Georgia on Febru ...
Ronnie Jester, Locust Grove
Mr. Ronnie Jester of Locust Grove, GA passed away on May 20, 2012. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home

Stephens

Billy Ray Knight, 68, Toccoa
Mr. Billy Ray Knight, age 68, of Toccoa, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Stephens County Hospital.Born December 3, 1943 in Walton County, GA, he was a son of the late Lonnie a ...
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