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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jun 20th, 2012

Banks

Mrs. Gaynelle Irene Parks Wheeler, age 74 of Gillsville died Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Wheeler was born in Gainesville to the late, Mario ...

Hall

Homer "Lee" Fields, 77, Gainesville
Homer "Lee" Fields, age 77, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away peacefully at 11:26 AM on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a sudden il ...
Hugh D. Hawkes, 95, Gainesville
Hugh D. Hawkes, age 95 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, ...
Lynda B. Muir, 69, Gainesville
Lynda B. Muir, 69, of Gainesville, GA passed peacefully in her sleep, at her home in Woodland Hills, CA early Wednesday morning, June 20th. Lynda was the widow of the late James W. ...
Tony Lamar Sailers, 37, Gainesville
Tony Lamar Sailers, age 37 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial services a ...

Other

Gilbert Alexander Swafford, age 85 of Oxford, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at MeSun Hospice Center following an extended illness. Graveside services ...

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Johnny (Buck) Truelove, 74, Cleveland
Mr. Johnny (Buck) Truelove age 74 of Cleveland passed away Wednesday June 20, 2012 at his residence following a long battle with cancer.Mr. Truelove was born August 16, 1937 to th ...
Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91
Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, died Sunday at 91 in Las Vegas
Shaw Carter service is Monday
A memorial service will be held Monday for Shaw Carter, the 24-year-old heart transplant recipient from Gainesville, who battled heart disease and cancer during his lifetime.
Ara Parseghian, won 2 titles at Notre Dame, has died at 94
Ara Parseghian, who won two national titles in 11 seasons as coach of Notre Dame, has died at 94.
Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright, is dead at 73
Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died
Funeral Friday for Ray Jones, prominent Hall County businessman
A prominent Hall County businessman, active in the poultry industry and as a Jackson EMC Board member for many years, will be buried Friday.
Hootie Johnson, former Augusta National chairman, dies
Hootie Johnson, the South Carolina banker and Augusta National chairman who stubbornly stood his ground amid pressure for the club to invite female members, died Friday morning. He was 86...
Funeral services pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley
Funeral services are pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley, a longtime federal court judge for the Northern District of Georgia.
Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87
Helmut Kohl, the physically imposing German chancellor whose reunification of a nation divided by the Cold War put Germany at the heart of a united Europe, has died