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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 1st, 2012

Dawson

Helen Hamby, 87, Dawsonville
Helen Hamby, 87, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday July 31, 2012 at Embracing Hospice following a period of declining health.Born October 25, 1924 in Glenmary, Tennessee to the la ...

Habersham

Carmen Hernandez, 29, Cornelia
Carmen Misael Maturino Hernandez, age 29 of Cornelia, passed away Wednesday, August 01, 2012. Born in Saluatierra Guanajuato, Mexico on March 03, 1983, he was a son of Antonio Matu ...
Rebecca D. Heidle, 79, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Rebecca D. Heidle, age 79, of Clarkesville will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 11:00 AM from the Bethlehem Baptist Church. Interment will follow the se ...

Hall

Dorothy Helen Overdorff, 93, Gainesville
Dorothy Helen Overdorff, 93, formerly from Indiana, PA passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at Bell Minor Home, Gainesville, GA. Born February 10, 1919 in Blairsv ...
James David Mackler, 65, Gainesville
James David Mackler, age 65, of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2012. Survivors include wife Gail Mackler of Gainesville; children, B.J. Mackler of Gainesville, Ste ...
Kent Adam Lewis, 40, Gainesville
Kent Adam Lewis, 40, left this earth for Heaven on Wednesday, August 1, 2012. Kent was deeply loved by his wife of 15 years, Jennifer Whittaker Lewis, and his two "daddy' ...
Linwood Gray Hudson, 76, Gainesville
Linwood Gray Hudson, age 76, of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Ralph Eugene Crump, 63, Gainesville
Ralph Eugene Crump, age 63 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at McLeod Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Private memorial ser ...

Jackson

Lynda Green Garrett, 65, Nicholson
Mrs. Lynda Green Garrett, age 65 of Nicholson died peacefully on August 1, 2012 at her residence after a 15 yr struggle with emphysema. She was born in Nebraska to the late, Edwar ...

Other

Evelyn Gertrude Darnell, 82, Woodstock
Evelyn Gertrude Darnell, age 82 of Woodstock, passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at Woodstock Estates Assisted Living following an extended illness.Memorial services are sche ...

White

Richard Dorman Bush, 77, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Richard Dorman Bush, age 77 of Cleveland. Mr. Bush passed away Wednesday, August 01, 2012. Memorial services are sche ...
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