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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jul 1st, 2012

Habersham

Mr. Joseph Bertie "Joey" Smith, 56 of Demorest passed away on Sunday, July 1 at the Habersham Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Smith was born in Stephens ...

Hall

Ross J. Pendley, 97, Buford
Ross J. Pendley of Buford, GA passed away on June 30, 2012. Mr. Pendley was born on November 25, 1914 in Forsyth County, GA and was 97 years old. Mr. Pendley was a watch repairman ...
Vaughn "Little John" Little, 92, Flowery Branch
Vaughn "Little John" Little, age 92 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at his residence following a brief illness. Funeral servi ...

Stephens

James Palmer Boyd, 73, Toccoa
Mr. James Palmer Boyd, age 73, of Toccoa, passed away, Sunday, July 1, 2012 at his home. Born April 30, 1939 in Lyons, GA, he was a son of the late James Harrison and Bertha Lou Wo ...

White

Guy Edward Gerrin, 80, Cleveland
Guy Edward Gerrin, age 80 of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Gerrin was born August 9, 1931 in Habersham County to the late Les ...
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.
NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78
Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78.
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.