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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 15th, 2013

Dawson

Paulette Nichols, 56, Dawsonville
Paulette Nichols, age 56 of Dawsonville, passed away, Friday, February 15, 2013. She was a member of Silver City Baptist Church. Survivors include her children, Tonya Shirvani, Ant ...

Habersham

Betty Jo Slater Byrd, 79, Cornelia
Betty Jo Slater Byrd, age 79, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2013, following a brief diagnosis of cancer. Ms. Byrd was born on April 5, 1933, in Carnesvi ...
Rowe Truman Hart, 89, Alto
Rowe Truman Hart, age 89 of Alto, passed away Friday, February 15, 2013, at Habersham County Medical Center. Born in Banks County on November 1, 1923, he was a son of the late Will ...

Hall

Herbert Brown (Kit) Braselton, Sr. of Braselton, Ga. died at home on February 15, 2013. He was born in Braselton Feb. 16, 1920. as the youngest son of Green Braselton and May Dunca ...

Jackson

Elaine Yankee Harber, 76, Commerce
Mrs. Elaine Yankee Harber, age 76 of Commerce died Friday, February 15, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Harber was born in Rome, GA to the late, Richard Murrell Yankee, Sr. and Helen ...
Elena Beard Nash, 96, Commerce
Mrs. Elena Beard Nash, age 96, of Commerce, GA died Friday, February 15, 2013 at Alzheimer's Care of Commerce. Mrs. Nash was born in Dayton, TN to the late S. White and Harr ...
Maggie Paulette Stewart, 55, Jefferson
Mrs. Maggie Paulette Stewart, 55, of Jefferson, GA passed away on Friday, February 15, 2013 following a period of declining health. Born in Jackson County GA, she was the daughter ...

White

Mary Damera, 84, Cleveland
Mary Damera, age 84 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, February 15, 2013 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Damera was born March 23, 1928 in Charlotte, NC to the ...
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