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Local Obits for Wed. Feb 27th, 2013

Banks

Lois Michelle McClure, 44, Maysville
Ms. Lois Michelle McClure, age 44, of Maysville, GA died Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Ms. McClure was born in Ft. Worth, TX to Lydia Melissa D ...

Habersham

Betty Jane Ivie Barnette, 80, Demorest
BETTY JANE IVIE BARNETTE, age 80, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. Mrs. Barnette was born in Habersham County, Georgia, on June 1, 1932, to the la ...
George (Reynolds) Holcomb, age 83, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on February 27, 2013, at a local area hospital following a three year period of declining health. Mr. Holcomb wa ...

Hall

Aubrey Lynn White 8/30/1959-2/27/2013 A life well lived. There will be a celebration of life held at New Holland Baptist Church at 7 Quarry Street Gainesville GA 30501 on Saturday ...
Clara Buell "Mimi" Pirkle, age 93 of Lula, a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at The Oaks at Limestone following an exten ...
George W. Hale, 84, Gainesville
George W. Hale, age 84 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at Halcyon Hospice House following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled ...

Jackson

Dorothy F. Miller, 82, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Dorothy F. Miller, 82, of Jefferson, Ga., who passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013.Mrs. Miller was born in Rochester, New York, a ...
Elbert Stanley Best, 68, Braselton
Elbert Stanley Best, age 68, of Braselton passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013. Stan was in the milk business for over 30 years, he retired from Quality Food and was a Free M ...
Stan Elbert Best, 68, Braselton
Stan Elbert Best, age 68, of Braselton passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Highway 53, Hoschton, Ga. 30548 ...

Lumpkin

Y.D. Abercrombie, 77, Dahlonega
Mr. Y.D. Abercrombie, age 77, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013.Y.D. was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County where he spent his life as a poultry farmer. ...

Other

Jack C. Williams, 77, Paintsville, Kentucky
Jack C. Williams, of Paintsville, KY, age 77, passed away on February 27, 2013. He is preceded in death by his wife, Melba J. Williams.Survivors include his children, Jackie Willia ...

White

William Chester (Billy) Helton, age 71 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at his residence.Mr. Helton was born January 18, 1942 in Wheeling, WV to the late Jame ...
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.