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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 29th, 2012

Dawson

Roger Billy Martin, 71, Dawsonville
Roger Billy Martin, 71, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Wednesday, August 29th, 2012. The family will be announcing a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at a later date.Arrange ...

Forsyth

June McDonald, 71, Cumming
June McDonald, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2012 after a battle with dementia. June was born and raised in Cumming, GA, and work ...
Martha Lucile Hamby Karr, age 90 of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2012. She was a member of Macedonia United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening and flowers. She w ...

Habersham

Andrew Jackson Brandon, Jr, age 44 of Demorest, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at his residence following an extended illness. Born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on July 18, ...
Gloria Strother Gaines, 74, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Gloria Strother Gaines, age 74, of Mt. Airy will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, August 31, 2012 from Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Billy Burrell and Rev. ...
Jessa Hope Tomlin, 17, Demorest
Jessa Hope Tomlin, age 17, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2012. Jessa was born on January 17, 1995, in Hall County, Georgia; daughter of Kristal Strickl ...

Hall

Hoyt "Jack" Cordis Daniel, age 66 of Oakwood, passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at New Horizon's West Nursing Home following an extended illness ...
Don A. Little, 56, Gainesville
Mr. Don A. Little, 56 of Gainesville died Wednesday August 29, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center after an extended illness. Don fought a good fight, finished the race an ...
Heather Smith, 31, Oakwood
Mrs. Heather Smith, age 31, of Oakwood, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, Ga. 30548, www.LawsonFuneral Home.or ...
Prentiss McIntyre Hosford, 94, Gainesville
Prentiss McIntyre Hosford age 94, educational psychologist, died August 29, 2012. Born in Calhoun, Georgia in January, 1918, she spent much of her life in Atlanta and raised her fa ...
Stanley Hugo Stewart, 85, Flowery Branch
Mr. Stanley Hugo Stewart, age 85, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at his residence, surrounded by family. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Se ...
WC Orr, 91, Lula
W.C. Orr, 91, of Lula, passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 following a period of declining health. Born in Flowery Branch on January 28, 1921, he was the son of the late Ande ...

Lumpkin

Marvin Neal Anderson, 57, Dahlonega
Mr. Marvin Neal Anderson, age 57, of Dahlonega, GA, died Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA following a short illness.Neal was a ...

White

Avril Sanford, 64, Helen
Funeral services were held for Arvil Sanford age 64 of Helen. Aug. 31 in the Strickland Funeral Home chapel. The Rev. Susan Collins officiated. Visitation was held Aug. 30 at the f ...
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