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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jul 31st, 2012

Banks

Mr. Gerald R. Carey, age 82, of Banks County, GA was born in Cortland, NY on April 11, 1930. He was a builder and contractor in New York as well as Sebastian, FL. Living there fo ...

Dawson

James Dyer, 71, Dawsonville
, age 71 of Dawsonville, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012. He was preceded in death by his sister, Jane Dyer; brother, Grady Dyer. Survivors include his wife, Stella Dyer of Daws ...

Habersham

Randall Dale Smith "Randy", 52, Clarkesville
Randall Dale Smith "Randy", age 52 of Clarkesville, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012. Born in Stephens County, Georgia on September 10, 1959, he was a son of the late B ...

Hall

Andrea Camille Johnson, 47, Gainesville
Andrea Camille Johnson, 47, of Gainesville, GA died on July 31, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Portsmouth, VA she was the daughter of Bobbye Wright of Cumming ...
James A. Welborn, 88, Gillsville
Mr. James A. Welborn, age 88, of Gillsville, GA died Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at Northridge Health and Rehabilitation. Mr. Welborn was born in Banks County, GA to the late William H ...
Joe Ann Petersen, 75, Gainesville
Mrs. Joe Ann Petersen, 75, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at a nursing home in Gainesville, Ga., of complications due to Alzheimer's. Born in Maysville, Ky., on Oct. 19 ...
Milton Mays, 85, Gainesville
Rev. Milton Mays was born October 24, 1926 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Mays. He departed this life Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center after an exte ...

Jackson

Lucinda L. Patrick Rogowski, age 29, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Saturd ...

Lumpkin

Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bellew Burns, age 87 of Dahlonega, GA, died Tuesday July 31, 2012.Mrs. Burns was born March 15, 1925 in Meriwether County, GA. She had lived in Lu ...

Other

Charlotte Lyle Crumley, 87, Charleston formerly of Athens
Charlotte Lyle Crumley passed away on July 31, 2012 in Charleston, South Carolina. A native of Jackson County, Georgia, and Mrs. Crumley lived for 62 years in Athens, Georgia. She ...

Stephens

Michael Alan Carlson, 59, Toccoa
Mr. Michael Alan Carlson, also known as the "Jesus Loves You" man, age 59 of Toccoa, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at his home.Born May 21, 1953 in Fort Dodge, IA, h ...

White

Mary Leone Palmer, 97, Cleveland
Mary Leone Palmer, age 97 of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Palmer was born October 17, 1914 in Cleveland, GA to ...
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