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Obituary Archive
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 ...
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