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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 15th, 2012

Forsyth

Helen McBrayer Pirkle, 60, Cumming
Helen McBrayer Pirkle, age 60 of Forsyth County, passed away. She was a member of Sawnee Mountain Church of God. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Willie Grace (Woo ...
Tom Cunningham, 70, Cumming
Tom Cunningham, age 70 of Forsyth County, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2012. Tom was a good business man and loved snow skiing and reading. He was a fun and loving father.Sur ...

Gwinnett

Ashley Duane Bradley, 44, Dacula
Ashley Duane Bradley, age 44, of Dacula, GA, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, August 15, 2012. Funeral service will be held on Sunday, August 19, 2012 at 3pm at Hamilton Mill Mem ...

Habersham

Jewell Jackson White, Sr., age 76 of Alto, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2012. Born in Banks County, GA on January 13, 1936, he was a son of the late John J. and Myra Phillips ...
Robert Lee Myrick, 53, Demorest
Robert Lee Myrick, age 53 of Demorest, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at Emory University Hospital. Born in Hamburg, Germany on August 04, 1959, he was the son of Mary Nel ...

Hall

Delia Irene Roberts Hamilton, 64, Gainesville
Delia Irene Roberts Hamilton, age 64 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday Morning, August 15, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Fu ...
John Stephen "Steve" Kemp, 64, Gainesville
John Stephen "Steve" Kemp, age 64 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. Memorial se ...
Lonnie Williams, Jr., 83, Gainesville
Mr.Lonnie Williams, Jr. age 83 of Gainesville, died Wednesday August 15, 2012 at a private nursing home. Arrangements are incompleteand will be announced later by Little-Davenport ...

Jackson

Henry Grady O'Kelley, 91, Nicholson
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Henry Grady O'Kelley 91 of Nicholson who died Wednesday August 15, 2012. He was the son of the late Earl and Mary Berrong O'Kel ...
Jimmy Lee Perry, 66, Jefferson
Jimmy Lee Perry, age 66 of Jefferson, passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at Athens Regional Hospital following an extended illness.No services are scheduled at this time. ...

White

Jerry Ray Roberts, 66, Cleveland
Jerry Ray Roberts, age 66 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Roberts was born June 17, 1946 in Helen, GA to th ...
Jerry Roberts, 66, Cleveland
Jerry Ray Roberts, age 66 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, August 15 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Roberts was born June 17, 1946 in Helen, GA to the late ...
Timothy Aaron Bryson, 53, Cleveland
Timothy Aaron Bryson, age 53, of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Bryson was born in Young Harris to the late Vester and Willie Elizabeth Bry ...
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