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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jan 9th, 2013

Dawson

Katie E. Garrett, 93, Dawsonville
Katie E. Garrett, 93, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday January 9, 2013 at Chestnut Ridge Nursing Center following a period of declining health.Born April 29, 1919 to the late G ...

Forsyth

Jerry Lee Johnson, 70, Cumming
Jerry Lee Johnson, age 70 of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2013. He was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. He was involved with the Boy Scouts, loved trail ...
Pauline Elizabeth Lucinda Sosebee, age 93 of Cumming, passed away, Wednesday, January 9, 2013. Pauline enjoyed reading. Her favorite times were with family and sharing family stori ...

Gwinnett

Ann Buice Sudderth, 92, Buford
Mrs. Ann Buice Sudderth, age 92, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard S. and Venie Hosch Buice; sisters, Marie ...

Habersham

Beverly Elaine Evans Williams, age 72, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, following a sudden illness.Mrs. Williams was born on November 24, 1940, in A ...
Daryl Leland Hoh, 74, Demorest
Mr. Daryl Leland Hoh, age 74 of Demorest, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 09, 2013 at the Habersham Medical Center.Born in Appleton, Wisconsin on August ...

Hall

Brenda Lee McClure, 38, Flowery Branch
Ms. Brenda Lee McClure, age 38, of Flowery Branch passed away, Wednesday, January 9, 2013. A Private Family Memorial will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 14, 2013 at the Chapel of Me ...
Curtis Lee Stephens, 51, Gainesville
Mr. Curtis Lee Stephens, 51 of Gainesville died Wednesday January 9, 2013 at New Horizons Lanier Park. There will be no services in Gainesville. Mr. Stephens was will be sent ba ...
William Jerry Martin, 52, Murrayville
William Jerry Martin, age 52, of Murrayville, GA, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2013. William was born and raised in Andrews, NC to the late Boyd and Edna Brooks Martin, and ha ...

Jackson

Jewell Melvin Murphy, 91, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jewell Melvin Murphy, 91, of Pendergrass, Ga. who passed away Wednesday January 9, 2013. Mr. Murphy was born in Jackson County, GA, a ...
Kerry Maurice Williams, 55, Commerce
Mr. Kerry Maurice Williams, age 55, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, January 09, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Williams was born in Commerce to Marie David Williams of Commerce and th ...

Lumpkin

Rocky Lowe, 57, Dahlonega
Rocky Lowe, age 57, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2013 following a sudden illness.Rocky was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, and a retired self-employed ...

Other

Ivie Funeral Home, Madison County Chapel in Danielsville, announces services for Rachel Pauline "Polly" Porterfield, 81, of Colbert who went to be with the Lord late Tues ...
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
Hall County's first fire chief dies at 72
Larry Williams, who was the first chief of the Hall County Fire Department, died Thursday at his home in Maysville.
Janice Riley, longtime head of Ninth District Opportunity, dies
The funeral will be held Saturday for Janice Riley, longtime executive director of Gainesville-based Ninth District Opportunity, who died earlier this week following a brief illness.
Tommy Irvin, longtime Georgia agriculture chief, dies at 88
​Former Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin, whose four decades in office made him one of the longest-serving statewide officials in U.S., died at the age of 88, the department he once ran confirmed Friday.
'Cheers' actor, radio host Jay Thomas dies at 69
A publicist for Jay Thomas says the actor and radio host has died at 69