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Local Obits for Wed. Sep 19th, 2012

Forsyth

Emmett Norman Day, 94, Cumming
Emmett Norman Day, age 94 of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2012. Emmett was a deacon and member of Haw Creek Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School. A long ti ...
Gladys Henderson Gilbert, age 87 and a native of Forsyth County passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2012. She enjoyed gardening and traveling. Gladys was the oldest member and pas ...

Habersham

Ricky J. Mull, 41, Alto
Lt. Ricky J. Mull, age 41 of Alto, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2012, at Habersham County Medical Center. Born in Towns County on March 14, 1971, he was a retired Lieuten ...
Willie Ray "Bill" Glore, 79, Cornelia
Mr. Willie Ray "Bill" Glore, age 79 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Troup County, Georg ...

Hall

John William Grizzle, 92, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 20, 2012 Corinth Baptist Church for John William Grizzle, 92, of Gainesville. Rev. Henry Loggins will officiate. ...
Keith Lester, 69, Flowery Branch
Mr. Keith Lester, 69 of Flowery Branch died Wednesday September 19, 2012 at his residence.A life long resident of Hall County, Mr. Lester was the son of the late D.P. and Betty Wad ...
Lemuel Thay Pruitt, 77, Gainesville
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Lemuel Thay Pruitt, age 77 of Clarkesville. Mr. Pruitt passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2012 following a period o ...
Martha Ann Taylor, 86, Gainesville
Graveside services will be held Saturday November 10, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Crestlawn Memorial Park in Ocean Springs, Mississippi for Martha Ann Taylor, 86 of Gainesville. Miss Tay ...
Mary Nell Graham Abercrombie, 73, Gainesville
Mrs. Mary Nell Graham Abercrombie, 73 of Gainesville died Wednesday September 19, 2012 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Abercrombie was the daughter of th ...
Rhonda Diane Adams, 53, Oakwood
Rhonda Diane Adams, age 53 of Oakwood, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled ...
Sandra Ann Allen, 71, Gainesville
Sandra Ann Allen, 71, of Gainesville, passed away September 19, 2012. Born on August 9, 1941 in Atlanta GA, she was the daughter of the late James Wootson and Ann Ruth Prather Thor ...
Zackary Christopher Washburn age 9 of Clermont passed away Tuesday Sept. 18, 2012 following an extended illness.Zackary was born in Florence, South Carolina on February 7, 2003 to ...

Other

Dennis Gordon Pennington, 64, Alpharetta
Dennis Gordon Pennington, 64, was a proud Marine Veteran, a professional singer, and loving father and husband. He was born February 17th, 1948 in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Dennis mar ...

White

Thomas Elmer Fitzsimmons, 69, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death Mr. Thomas Elmer Fitzsimmons, age 69 of Cleveland. Mr. Fitzsimmons passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2012. Mr. Fitzsimmon ...
Shaw Carter service is Monday
A memorial service will be held Monday for Shaw Carter, the 24-year-old heart transplant recipient from Gainesville, who battled heart disease and cancer during his lifetime.
Ara Parseghian, won 2 titles at Notre Dame, has died at 94
Ara Parseghian, who won two national titles in 11 seasons as coach of Notre Dame, has died at 94.
Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright, is dead at 73
Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died
Funeral Friday for Ray Jones, prominent Hall County businessman
A prominent Hall County businessman, active in the poultry industry and as a Jackson EMC Board member for many years, will be buried Friday.
Hootie Johnson, former Augusta National chairman, dies
Hootie Johnson, the South Carolina banker and Augusta National chairman who stubbornly stood his ground amid pressure for the club to invite female members, died Friday morning. He was 86...
Funeral services pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley
Funeral services are pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley, a longtime federal court judge for the Northern District of Georgia.
Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87
Helmut Kohl, the physically imposing German chancellor whose reunification of a nation divided by the Cold War put Germany at the heart of a united Europe, has died
Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69
Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to superstardom, has died at age 69