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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Feb 23rd, 2013

Banks

Ivie Funeral Home announces services for James Aubrey Kitchens 55 of Homer who died Feb. 23, 2013. Survivors include a brother Tim Kitchens of Homer, one niece 3 Aunts, 2 Uncles a ...
Kathleen Saamples Lewallen, age 96, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Having been a lifelong residence of Banks County, Kathleen was born on February 7 ...

Dawson

Jason Harben, 36, Dawsonville
Jason Harben, 36, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday February 23, 2013 at Embracing Hospice following a short illness. Born August 31, 1976, he was a lifelong resident of Dawson C ...

Forsyth

Adele Gilda Simerly, 55, Cumming
Adele Gilda Simerly, 55 of Cumming, GA passed away Saturday, February 23, 2013 at her residence with her family by her side. Adele was a loving wife and mother who loved homeschool ...
James E. (Jim) Rogers, 60, Cumming
James E. (Jim) Rogers, age 60 , of Cumming, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2013. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and extraordinary man and a friend to anyone he me ...

Habersham

Evelyn Brown Church, 90, Clarkesville
Evelyn Brown Church, age 90, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2013, in Greenville, South Carolina. Evelyn was born in Clermont Georgia on September 22 ...

Hall

Drew Wilson, 48, Gainesville
Drew was born and grew up in Gainesville, Georgia. He was married in 1990, and settled his family here. He attended Emory University at Oxford followed by the University of Georgia ...
John L. Nunn, 68, Gainesville
Mr. John L. Nunn, age 68, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral Services will be 7:00 p.m., Monday, February 25, 2013 f ...
Kenneth Kermit Kriston, 66, Gainesville
Mr. Kenneth Kermit Kriston, 66 of Gainesville died Saturday February 23, 2013 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Kriston was born in Polk County, Florida and had lived in ...

Jackson

Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Janie Lynn Wilson Garrett, 41, of Commerce who passed away on Saturday from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born ...
Rena Powers Crow, 101, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Rena Powers Crow, age 101 of Jefferson, Georgia. Mrs. Crow was born in Franklin County Georgia, was a member of First Baptist Church ...

White

Elizabeth Juanita Abernathy, 91, Robertstown
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Miss Elizabeth Juanita Abernathy, age 91, of Robertstown. Miss Abernathy passed away Saturday, February 23, 2013. Funeral ...
Mr. Leonard (Bud) Wesley Davis age 67 of Cleveland passed away Saturday February 23, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Davis was born in Lumpkin County the ...
Leonard W. Davis, 67, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home announces the death of Leonard W. Davis age 67 of Cleveland.Mr. Davis passed away February 23, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness.Arrangements ...
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