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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Aug 25th, 2012

Banks

Daniel Timothy Tatum, age 15, of Lula, Georgia passed away Saturday, August 25, 2012. Born Newport News, Virginia on August 26, 1996, he was the son of Ronnie and Renee Cantrell Ta ...

Forsyth

Eugenia Harrison Powel Devereaux, age 93, of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Cumming Manor Nursing Home.Lovingly know as Grandma Gene by her church ...

Habersham

Kenneth Mann, 69, Mt. Airy
Kenneth Mann, age 69 of Mt. Airy, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 25, 2012.Born in Concord, NC on February 1, 1943, he was the son of the late Arthur and Ma ...

Hall

Diane Hosch Higgins, 69, Buford
Mrs. Diane Hosch Higgins, age 69, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Dorothy Brogdon Hosch. She is survive ...
Gertrude Dayton Worthington, 95, Gainesville
Gertrude Dayton WorthingtonLanier Village EstatesGainesville GA 30506WidowedBorn Wheeling, WV, September 20, 1916.She was a resident of Daytona Beach area from 1947-2005 and moved ...
Laura Fay Irvin Vandiver, 58, Gainesville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Laura Fay Irvin Vandiver, age 58 of Gainesville, GA, who passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2012. Mrs. Vandiver was born in Gainesvi ...
Loren J. Sadler, 12, Buford
Loren J. Sadler, age 12, of Buford, GA passed away Saturday, August 25, 2012. He is survived by his mother, Natasha Sadler, Buford, GA; father, Ricky C. Wilburn, Buford, GA; siste ...
Mark Wayne Powell, 53, Gainesville
Mark Wayne Powell age 53 of Gainesville passed away Saturday August 25, 2012. Memorial Service 11:00 A.M. Wednesday Ward's Funeral Home Chapel. Ward's Funeral Home of Gai ...
Mary Lois Helton, 80, Gainesville
Mrs. Mary Lois Helton, age 80 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, August 24, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled f ...

Jackson

Major Banks Lewallen, 81, Commerce
Mr. Major Banks Lewallen, age 81, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, August 25, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Lewallen was born in Franklin County to the late William and Lula Segars Lewa ...

Lumpkin

Dewey L. Landrum, 57, Dahlonega
Dewey L. Landrum, 57, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday August 25, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born August 25, 1955 in Covington, KY to the late Dewey and Billie Landr ...
Michael Charles Ridley, 53, Dahlonega
Michael Charles Ridley, age 53, of Dahlonega, GA, died Saturday, August 25, 2012, at his residence.Michael was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and was of the Baptist faith.He ...

White

Victor Joseph Turner, 54, Cleveland
Victor Joseph Turner age 54 of Cleveland passed away Saturday August 25, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Turner was born in Greenville SC to Faye Harkins Turner and the late Ralph Turn ...
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