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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 31st, 2012

Banks

Jessie D. Wade, 81, Homer
Jessie D. Wade, age 81 of Homer, passed away Friday, August 31, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Banks County on August 22, 1931, he was the son of the late Solmo ...

Forsyth

Nettie Louis Neisler, 87, Cumming
Nettie Louis Neisler, age 87, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, August 31, 2012. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and a resident of Tara Plantation. Nettie is precede ...

Gwinnett

Kenneth Wade "Kenny" Mason, 53, Lawrenceville
Mr. Kenneth Wade "Kenny" Mason, age 53, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Friday, August 31, 2012. He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Alexander Mason; nie ...
Richard Leonard Barnes, 58, Lawrenceville
Richard Leonard Barnes, Jr, 58, of Lawrenceville, Georgia passed away on Friday, August 31st, 2012.The family will be announcing a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at a later d ...

Habersham

Willie Melissa McCall Dixon, 88, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Willie Melissa McCall Dixon, age 88, of Clarkesville will be held on Monday, September 3, 2012 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Robin Martin ...

Hall

Bernice Carter Derrer, 81, Hoschton
Bernice Carter Derrer age 81 of Hoschton passed away Friday August 31, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Family will hold a private service at a later date. Mrs. Derrer wa ...

Jackson

Bonnie Nell Carroll, 77, Nicholson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Bonnie Nell Carroll, age 77, of Nicholson, GA, who passed away on Friday, August 31, 2012.Mrs. Carroll was a daughter of the late All ...
Gwendolyn Minish Johnson, 88, Jefferson
ans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Gwendolyn Minish Johnson, 88, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Friday, August 31, 2012.Mrs. Johnson was born in Madison County ...

Other

Emiliya Vinitskaya, 80, Roswell
Emiliya Vinitskaya, 80, of Roswell, Georgia passed away on Friday, August 31st, 2012. The family will be announcing a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at a later date.Arrangeme ...

Rabun

James A. Miller, 68, Clayton
James A. Miller, 68 ClaytonJames A. Miller, who was a kind, loving, gentle and devoted husband, father and papa, passed away Friday, August 31, 2012 peacefully in the arms of his b ...

White

Andrew "Andy" Dwight Almond, age 63 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, August 31, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Almond was born August 29, 1949 ...
Andrew Dwight Almond, 63, Cleveland
Andrew Dwight Almond, age 63, of Cleveland, passed away Friday, August 31, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness.Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be ...
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