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Obituary Archive
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 ...
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