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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Aug 27th, 2012

Gwinnett

Joseph Albert Romero entered into rest with his Heavenly Father on August 27, 2012. Joseph was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather known for his quick wit and gentle spirit ...
Martha Larson Kennedy, 72, Suwanee
Martha Larson Kennedy, 72, of Suwanee, GA died at her home on August 27, 2012.Funeral mass will be held at 10:30 am on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic ...
Wade Cowart, 70, Sugar Hill
Mr. Wade Cowart, age 70, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Monday, August 27, 2012. He is survived by his wife of forty-nine years, June Cowart, Sugar Hill, GA; daughters and sons-in- ...

Habersham

Della Whitworth Taylor, 96, Demorest
Della Whitworth Taylor, age 96 of Demorest, passed away August 27, 2012, at her residence. Born in Rabun County on August 22, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Earl ...
George W. Sliger, 88, Demorest
George W. Sliger, age 88 of Demorest, passed away Monday, August 27, 2012.Born in Boonsville, Arkansas on December 31, 1923, he was the son of the late George and Cora Sliger. He w ...

Hall

Christopher "Spanky" Brandon Gooch, age 33 of Lula, passed away on Monday, August 27, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. ...
Lydia Jane Hoffman, 50, Gainesville
Lydia Jane Hoffman, age 50 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, August 27, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are schedu ...
Paulene Faye Martin, 82, Gainesville
Mrs. Paulene Faye Martin. 82, of Gainesville passed away at her home on Monday, August 27, 2012 following a period of declining health. A resident of Hall County, she was the daugh ...
Shirley Ruth Parker, 82, Flowery Branch
Shirley Ruth Parker, age 82 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Monday, August 27, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. The ...
Terry Gibson, 54, Flowery Branch
Mr. Terry Gibson, age 54, of Flowery Branch passed away Monday, August 27, 2012 at the Shepherd Spinal Center.Memorial Services will be 12:00 p.m., Friday, August 31, 2012 at North ...

Jackson

Barry T. Edington, 70, Commerce
The last alarm sounded for Deputy Chief Barry T. Edington, Dekalb Fire Services (Ret) on August 27, 2012.Born on July 8, 1942 in Miami, Florida, he was the son of the late Theodore ...
Janice N. Weaver, 73, Braselton
Mrs. Janice N. Weaver, age 73, of Braselton passed away Monday, August 27, 2012 at her residence, following an extended illness.Funeral Services will be 4:00 p.m., Thursday, August ...
Jeffrey Lee White, 46, Commerce
Mr. Jeffrey Lee White, age 45, of Commerce, GA died Monday, August 27, 2012 at his residence. Mr. White was born in Jackson County to Leon White of Homer and the late Linda Wild ...
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