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Local Obits for Fri. Sep 14th, 2012

Forsyth

Celia Joan Ponder, 57, Cumming
Celia Joan Ponder, 57, of Cumming, GA passed away Friday, September 14, 2012. Born in Atlanta, GA she is predeceased by her mother, Jo Dickinson; and her sister, Cheryl Stoyer.Celi ...
Mary Grace Brookshire, 70, Cumming
Mary Grace Brookshire, age 70 and a lifelong resident of Forsyth County, passed away Friday, September 14, 2012. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and sewing. She was preceded in deat ...
Willis Ruell Bettis, 88, Cumming
Willis Ruell Bettis, age 88, of Cumming passed away Friday September 14th, 2012 with his family at his side. Born March 1, 1924 to the late C. Roy Bettis and Lillie Mae Bryant Bett ...

Gwinnett

Mr. Herbert Joseph Werner Mohaupt, age 69, of Suwanee, GA, formerly of Brooklyn, NY passed away Friday, September 14, 2012. He was preceded in death by his father, August Louis Mo ...
Rickey M. Wood, 54, Buford
Mr. Rickey M. Wood, age 54, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, September 13, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kay Evans; father, Melvin Wood; sister Roxie Hubbard; and ...

Hall

Garnett "G.C." Clifton Campbell Jr., age 84 of Clermont, passed away Friday, September 14, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Mr. Camp ...
Homer L. Kidd, 81, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00p.m. Monday September 17, 2012 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Homer L. Kidd age 81 of Gainesville. The Rev. Caury Barnett and ...

Jackson

Mr. Grover Jackson "Jackie" Whitfield, age 58 of Commerce died Friday, September 14, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Whitfield was born in Commerce to Marian Dunson Whitfield ...
Ronald Auther Cox Jr., 43, Hoschton
Mr. Ronald Auther Cox Jr. age 43, passed away Friday, September 14, 2012. He was survived by his sons, Brandon Cox , Austin Cox , Brian Cox and Dustin Cox all of Milledgeville Ga. ...
Vincent M. Alfi, 66, Braselton (formerly of Brooklyn NY)
The world is a bit darker place for the loss of Vincent M Alfi, who has been a beacon of love and life for so many in his too short time here. He will be missed more than we can ev ...

Other

Arthur Edson Merriman, 73, Sandy Springs
Arthur Edson Merriman of Sandy Springs, GA. passed away Friday, September 14, 2012. Born in Waterbury, Conn. to Warren and Doris Merriman. Graduate of Georgetown University, Schoo ...
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
Hall County's first fire chief dies at 72
Larry Williams, who was the first chief of the Hall County Fire Department, died Thursday at his home in Maysville.