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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 ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
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