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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Oct 3rd, 2013

Dawson

Elaine C. Rinker, 91, Dawsonville
Elaine C. Rinker, 91 of Dawsonville, GA. (formally of Vero Beach, Fla.) passed away peacefully in her home October 3, 2013. She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Rose ...

Forsyth

Benjamin "Ben" Luther Van Buren, 35 of Cumming, GA died on October 2, 2013. Born in Marietta, GA he was the son of Elizabeth Pittman Moss of Marietta, GA and Reed and Li ...
Betty Jane Finnemore, 77, Cumming
Betty Jane Finnemore, age 77, of Cumming, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2013. Betty was a member of First Christian Church in Cumming. She worked at Forsyth Industries and late ...
Mary Clara Miller, 88, Cumming
Mary Clara Miller, 88, of Cumming, GA passed away on October 3, 2013. Born in Brookhaven, GA she was preceded in death by her husband, James Lewis Miller. She is survived by her so ...

Habersham

Hillside Memorial Chapel announces the death of Bill Sands, age 79, of Clarkesville. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Cla ...
Darlene Roberts Hill, 79, Demorest
Darlene Roberts Hill, age 79 of Demorest, passed away Thursday, October 03, 2013. Born in Habersham County on September 20, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Flossie M ...
Nora Jean Patrick, 68, Cornelia
Nora Jean Patrick, age 68, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2013. Those wishing to express online condolences to the Patrick family may do so by visiting o ...

Hall

Earldeen Gaddis, 81, Flowery Branch
Earldeen Gaddis age 81 of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday October 3, 2013. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Earldeen J. (Debbie) Gaddis, 81, Flowery Branch
Earldeen J. (Debbie) Gaddis age 81 of Flowery Branch crossed over to be with her love ones on October 3, 2013.Graveside Services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday October 5, 201 ...
Shirley L. Draper Lewis, 88, Gainesville
Shirley L. Draper Lewis, age 88, of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at her residence following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, Octo ...

Lumpkin

Clyde Peck, 95, Gainesville
Rev. Clyde Peck, age 95, of Gainesville, GA died Thursday, October 3, 2013.Rev. Peck was a lifelong resident of Hall County. He was a former accountant for JD Jewell and Co., and ...

Stephens

Diane Evans Huff, 60, Toccoa
Mrs. Diane Evans Huff, age 60 of Toccoa, GA, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2013 at her residence.A daughter of the late Eugene and Betty Evans, she was born November 13, 1952 in ...
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
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.