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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Sep 12th, 2012

Forsyth

George Watkins Ewell, 71, Cumming
George Watkins Ewell lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on September 12, 2012, after a four year struggle.George was born on June 14, 1941, in North Augusta, Georgia. He lived ...
Melba Williams, 74, Cumming
Melba Williams, age 74 of Cumming, GA, passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012. Survivors include her husband, Jack C. Williams; children, Ken Williams and Jacqueline Williams.M ...

Gwinnett

Mrs. Dorothy Richardson Gravitt, age 87, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence R. Gravitt; sons, Jerry Lamar ...
Mary Jean Jenkins, 92, Dacula
Mrs. Mary Jean Jenkins, age 92, of Dacula, GA passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jay Edward Jenkins. She is survived by her daug ...
Wendell Freeman, 88, Lawrenceville
Mr. Wendell Freeman, age 88, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-eight years, Sally Gibbs Freeman; par ...
Wiley Hutto, Jr, 69, Buford
Mr. Wiley Hutto, Jr., age 69, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012. He is survived by his wife of forty six years, Betty Jean Collins Hutto, Buford, GA; daughte ...

Hall

Brenda Fortson Collins, 57, Gillsville
Mrs. Brenda Fortson Collins, age 57, of Gillsville, Georgia, passed Thursday, September 6, 2012. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 2:00 p.m. at Antioch ...
Hallie Marie Roberts, 67, Oakwood
Mrs. Hallie Marie Roberts, age 67, of Oakwood passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012, following an extended illness. Funeral Services will be 11:30 a.m., Friday, September 14, ...
Mildred Winona Cassidy, 83, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Mildred Winona Cassidy, age 83, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.A private Memorial Service will be held at a la ...

Lumpkin

James Edward VanMeter Sr., age 80, of Dahlonega, GA, died Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at his home following an extended illness.Mr. VanMeter was born in Aragon, GA and had lived ...
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.
Longtime Gainesville journalist Ted Oglesby dies at 84
A longtime Gainesville journalist, who held management positions with both WDUN and The Times, has died at the age of 84.