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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 13th, 2012

Banks

Otha M. Shannon, 91, Alto
Otha M. Shannon, age 91, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Monday, August 13, 2012. Mr. Shannon was born on January 14, 1921, in Homer, Georgia; son of the late Melvin Fletcher and M ...

Barrow

Lannie "June Bug" Howard Sanders, Jr., age 42, of Winder passed away, Monday, August 13, 2012. Lannie loved Nascar, his dogs, his family and was a Mason at Dacula Lodge 4 ...

Forsyth

John A Tallant, 65, Cumming
John A Tallant,65, passed away at Embracing Hospice in Cumming after a short battle with cancer. He graduated from Meigs Consolidated High School, Decatur, Tennessee where he was p ...

Habersham

Keith Dodgins, 41, Demorest
Keith Dodgins, age 41 of Demorest, passed away Monday, August 13, 2012.Born in Stephens County on August 02, 1971, he was the son of Anita Wilson and Gervace Dodgins. Mr. Dodgins w ...
Kenneth Wayne Martin, 64, Clarkesville
Kenneth Wayne Martin, age 64 of Clarkesville, passed away Monday, August 13, 2012, at his residence. Born in White County on January 31, 1948, he was the son of Robert and Ethelene ...

Hall

Wesley Fairchild, 87, Gainesville
Wesley Fairchild, age 87 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2012 at Morningside Assisted Living following an extended illness. Memorial servic ...
Geraldine Thomas Swafford, 76, Gainesville
Geraldine Thomas Swafford, age 76, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2012 at Unihealth-Lanier, following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday ...

Jackson

Susan C. Hollon, 53, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Susan C. Hollon, age 53, of Jefferson Ga. who passed away on Monday, August 13, 2012.Family will have a memorial service at a later d ...

Other

Frankie Clyde Arnold, 67, Athens
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Clyde Franklin "Frankie" Arnold, age 67, of Athens in the Redstone Community, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2012. Mr. Ar ...

Stephens

King Dewey Cobb, 85, Martin
Mr. King Dewey Cobb, age 85, of Martin , died Monday, August 13, 2012 at Stephens County Hospital.Born April 18, 1927 in Carnesville, Ga., he was a son of the late Tillman Samuel a ...
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