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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 11th, 2013

Forsyth

Reese Coleman Roberts, 62, Cumming
Reese Coleman Roberts age 62 of Cumming passed away Friday January 11, 2013. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.

Gwinnett

Hugh H. Cantrell, 84, Buford
Mr. Hugh H. Cantrell, age 84, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, January 11, 2013. He was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey Hugh Cantrell; his parents, two brothers and sisters ...

Habersham

Forester Little Hodges, 78, Mt. Airy
Memorial services for Forester Little Hodges age 78, of Mt. Airy, GA will be held Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 7:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. The family will receive ...

Hall

Carol Jean Sampson Pokorny, 86, Gainesville
The angels rejoiced on Friday, January 11, 2013 as Carol Jean Sampson Pokorny reunited with her loving husband of 63 years Robert in the presence of Almighty God. Born in 1926 to N ...
Carol S. Pokorny, 86, Gainesville
Carol S. Pokorny age 86 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Friday January 11, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesvi ...
Mr. William Eugene "Winfred" Grizzle, 82, of Clermont passed away Friday January 11, 2013 following a period of declining health. Born on August 4, 1930, in Hall County, ...

Jackson

Dora Parazada Smith, 74, Jefferson
Dora Parazada Smith, age 74, of Jefferson passed away Friday, January 11, 2013. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 7 ...
Dorothy M. Hotte, 88, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Dorothy M. Hotte, 88 of Commerce/ Carnesville who passed away on Friday, January 11, 2013 at the Northridge Medical Center.Mrs. ...

Lumpkin

Lewis William Haygood, 83, Suches
Lewis William Haygood, age 83, of Suches, GA, passed away Friday, January 11, 2013. Lewis had moved from Jonesboro to his home in Suches in 1992. He was retired from the Ford Motor ...
Melanie J. Kemp, 64, Dahlonega
Melanie J. Kemp, 64, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2013 at Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, GA. Private memorial service will be held at a later date ...

White

William Samuel Dixon, 65, Cleveland
William Samuel Dixon, age 65 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, January 11, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Dixon was born December 30, 1947 in Clarkesville ...
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.
NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78
Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78.
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.