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Local Obits for Sat. Oct 19th, 2013

Forsyth

Dolores Liss Weinbender, age 86, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2013. Dolores was born in Columbus, Nebraska. She was an active member of the Catholic Church of The ...
Katherine Blanos, 91, Johns Creek
Katherine Blanos fell asleep in the Lord on Saturday, October 19, 2013, at her home on 11220 Linbrook Lane in Johns Creek, GA. She was born in Augusta, Georgia to the late James an ...

Habersham

Carolyn Merita Waters, 72, Commerce
Mrs. Carolyn Merita Waters, age 72 of Commerce died Saturday, October 19, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Waters was born in Royston to the late, Claude and Effie Baker Brookshire. M ...
Colleen Harrison Wheeler, 57, Demorest
Colleen Harrison Wheeler, age 57, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Mrs. Wheeler was b ...
Floyd Lee Sellers, Jr., 76, Cornelia
Floyd Lee Sellers, Jr., age 76, of Cornelia, lost his battle to cancer on October 19, 2013 at his home with his family by his side.Born on March 20, 1937 in Habersham County, he wa ...

Hall

James G. Humphrey, Sr., 89, Gainesville
Mr. James G. Humphrey, Sr., (Jim) (Paw Paw) passed away October 19, 2013 at the Oaks at Limestone, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Funeral services are planne ...
Jerry Lee Lance, 65, Gillsville
Jerry Lee Lance, age 65 of Gillsville, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, GA.Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at ...

Lumpkin

Terry Cornelious Rowe, 72, Dahlonega
Terry Cornelious Rowe, 72 of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2013 after a short illness at his residence. He was originally from Joanna, SC. He was transfe ...

White

Lester M. Hammontree, 94, Cleveland
Lester M. Hammontree, age 94 of Ashburn, GA formerly of Cleveland, GA, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2013. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later ...
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