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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 ...
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.
NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78
Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78.
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.