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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jul 7th, 2012

Dawson

Charles B. Finley, 64, Dawsonville
Charles B. Finley, 64, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday July 4, 2012 at Grady Memorial Hospital. Born July 5, 1947 to the late Charlie and Dorothy Finley, he was a lifelong res ...
Venitta M. Pruett, 91, Dawsonville
Venitta M. Pruett, 91, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday July 7, 2012 at her residence following a period of declining health. Mrs. Pruett was born January 1, 1921 in Dawson Cou ...

Forsyth

Kate Hyde, 90, Cumming
Kate Hyde, age 90, of Forsyth County, passed away Friday, July 6, 2012 following a brief illness. She was the last of 9 children of General Washington and Lottie Arizona Spriggs R ...

Habersham

DOROTHY ELIZABETH MCMULLAN, age 84, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2012, at a private care facility following an extended illness. Mrs. McMullan was born on ...
Edwin Morris Brown, 66, Demorest
EDWIN MORRIS BROWN, JR., age 66, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away onSaturday, July 7, 2012.Mr. Brown was born on August 5, 1945, in Senoia, Georgia; son of thelate Edwin Morris Br ...
LORAN MEALOR, 79, Demorest
LORAN MEALOR, age 79, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2012, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Mealor was born in Banks County, Georgia, on July 27 ...

Hall

Ruthlene M. Savage, 76, Lula
Ruthlene M. Savage, age 76 of Lula, passed away Saturday, July 07, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Savage was born January 1, 1936 in Cleveland, GA to the ...

Jackson

Lisa Lord Jacobs, 51, Commerce
Lisa Lord Jacobs, 51, passed from this life into the arms of Jesus on July 7, 2012. She was born in Commerce, GA to Larry and Louise Lord. Lisa worked in the Extended Day Program a ...

Lumpkin

Janie Lou Fortner, 70, Dahlonega
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Janie Lou Fortner, age 70 of Dahlonega. Mrs. Fortner passed away Saturday, July 07, 2012. Services are scheduled for ...
Daughter: Popular crooner Vic Damone dies in Florida at 89
Family members say crooner Vic Damone has died in Florida at the age of 89
Memorial service set for Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere
DEMOREST — Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere will be remembered in a memorial service at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Atlanta.
Head of state educators group dies; was former Forsyth Co. schools superintendent
Dr. Allene Magill, executive director of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators and former schools superintendent in Forsyth County, died unexpectedly at her home Saturday.
Former Gainesville business, civic leader dies
A prominent Athens businessman with strong ties to Gainesville, Claude Williams, Junior, has died.
'WKRP' creator Hugh Wilson dies; was married to Gainesville native
Hugh Wilson, who created the CBS sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" in 1978, has died.
Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dead from pneumonia complications
Dan Gurney, the first driver to win in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Gurney began racing in 1955 and won in nearly every racing series he attempted.
Keith Jackson, sportscaster with 'Whoa, Nelly! call, dies
Keith Jackson, the down-home voice of college football for more than 5 decades, dies at 89
Former Clermont City Council member 'Ma' Rogers has died
Mary Ellen "Ma" Rogers, the oldest Clermont City Council member until she was defeated in a re-election bid four years ago, has died.