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Local Obits for Sat. Sep 8th, 2012

Forsyth

Marimar Alvarez, 17, Cumming
Marimar Alvarez, age 17 of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, September 8, 2012. She was a senior at Forsyth Central High School where she was the president of the International Cl ...

Hall

Evelyn C. Naff, 94, Gainesville
Evelyn Chambers Naff, formerly of Birmingham, AL, passed away peacefully at the age of 94 on Saturday morning, September 8th, 2012 at her residence at Lanier Village in Gainesville ...
Juanita Mae (Rogers) Deere, 80, Gainesville
Mrs. Juanita Mae (Rogers) Deere, age 80, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, September 08, 2012 following an extended illness.A memorial service is scheduled for 10:30 a ...
Nancy Panter Coyne, 62, Gainesville
Nancy Panter Coyne, 62 of Gainesville died Saturday September 8, 2012 at her residence. Born in Gainesville, Ga. July 23, 1950, Nancy was the daughter of the late Robert Harmon, Jr ...
Raymond Evans, 70, died peacefully in his sleep Saturday morning, September 8th, after an extended illness from diabetes & Alzheimer's. He was the son of the late Daniel ...

Jackson

Rachel Louise Massey, 81, Jefferson
Mrs. Rachel Louise Massey, age 81, of Jefferson, GA died Saturday, September 08, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. Massey was born in Commerce to the late Diamond Trough and Mary Hester ...
Ray Elbert Banks, 73, Braselton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Rev. Ray Elbert Banks, age 73, of Jefferson, who passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2012.Rev. Banks was born in Jackson County, a son t ...

Lumpkin

Robert Gordon Hester, 66, Dahlonega
Robert Gordon Hester, age 66 of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday September 8, 2012 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Mr. Hester was born May 7, 1946 in Lumpkin County to the late Gom ...
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