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Obituaries & Related Stories

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 ...
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