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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 ...
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