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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 21st, 2013

Banks

Alton Ford Kemp, 79, Gillsville
Alton Ford Kemp, age 79 of Gillsville, passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at New Horizons Lanier Park following an extended illness. Funeral services ...
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Charles "Chuck" Raymond Jones, 79, who passed away on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at his residence located at 149 Mintz Road in Maysv ...

Gwinnett

Frank O'Neal, 79, Buford
Mr. Frank O'Neal, age 79, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Christian O'Neal. He is survived by his c ...
Jack L. Peppers, 81, Sugar Hill
Mr. Jack L. Peppers, age 81, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Thursday, February 21, 2013. He was preceded in death by his son, Jack Barry Peppers; parents, Rosie and Grover Peppers ...
Joseph "Bob" Wigley, 57, Sugar Hill
Mr. Joseph "Bob" Wigley, age 57, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, J. W. and Willie Roe Wigley; and b ...

Habersham

Charles E. O'Farrell, 82, Clarkesville
Charles E. O'Farrell, age 82, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2013, at his residence.Mr. O'Farrell was born on February 12, 1931, in Fulto ...
Donald R. Ellison, 85, Cornelia
Donald R. Ellison, age 85, of Cornelia, Georgia formerly of Salt Lake City, Utah passed away early Thursday, February 21, 2013, morning at his residence. Mr. Ellison was born on De ...

Hall

David Collins, Gainesville
David Collins, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away on February, 21, 2013. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home.
Eden Mozzelle Sosebee, Inf, Gainesville
Eden Mozzelle Sosebee, baby, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away February, 21, 2013. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the WImberly & Jackson Funeral Home
Eston (Tarzan) Wayne Putman, 53, Gainesville
Eston (Tarzan) Wayne Putman, age 53 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services ar ...
Patricia Ann Treutle, 59, Flowery Branch
Patricia Ann Treutle, age 59, peacefully passed away February 21, 2013 at her home in Flowery Branch, GA, after an arduous battle with cancer. Patricia was born August 6, 1953, in ...
Reverend Edmond Franklin Harris, age 89 of Gainesville, went home to be with our Lord early Thursday Morning, February 21, 2013 at Ronnie Green Heart Center of Northeas ...
Thomas F. Johnson, 71, Murrayville
Mr. Thomas F. Johnson, age 71, of Murrayville, GA, passed away Thursday February 21, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness. Thomas was born in Peekskill, NY, and move ...

Jackson

Carolyn Mitton, 83, Jefferson
Mrs. Carolyn Bagwell Mitton, 83, of Jefferson, Georgia, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Thursday, February 21, 2013. Mrs. Mitton was born in Downsville, Louisiana, a daughter ...
Charity Clark Miller, 38, Braselton
Charity Clark Miller, age 38, of Braselton passed away Thursday, February 21, 2013. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawson ...
Charles L. Coggins, 76, Commerce
Mr. Charles L. Coggins, age 76, of Commerce, GA passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2013.He is survived by his children, Keith Coggins, Commerce, GA, Penny Pruett, Buford, GA and ...
Randy Keith Evans, 53, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Randy Keith Evans, age 53, of Jefferson, who passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2013. Mr. Evans was born in Athens, GA, a son to th ...

Other

Betty Hogan Matthews, 83, Tifton
Mrs. Betty Hogan Matthews, 83 of Gainesville formerly of Tifton, Georgia Thursday February 21, 2013 at her son's residence. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday F ...
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