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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Mar 19th, 2013

Banks

Elizabeth Inez Gailey, age 70 of Homer, Georgia went home to be with our Lord on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, after a courageous fight with cancer. Elizabeth was born in Banks County o ...
Rev. Robert (Bob) Allan Hill, Sr., age 85, of Homer, GA died Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Hill was born in Atlanta, GA to the late Fred Gordon and Mae Henderson ...

Dawson

Jody Neal Busiere, 44, Dawsonville, formerly Bradenton, FL
Jody Neal Busiere, 44, died suddenly on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, from complications from Type 1 Diabetes.Jody moved to Dawsonville, GA from Bradenton, FL in 2005 with his parents, ...

Forsyth

Dorothy "Billie" Hazel Murphy, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on March 19, 2013. Billie is preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Lee Murphy.Survivors ...
Lt. Col (Ret) Kenneth Lee Coykendall, 89, of Cumming, GA died on March 19, 2013. Born in Detroit, MI he was the son of the late Lee and Lettie Coykendall. His brother, Lorne Coyk ...

Gwinnett

Minnie Buice Staton, 94, Suwanee
Mrs. Minnie Buice Staton, age 94, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-seven years, Adrin Staton; parents, Sidne ...
Vincent Felix Rodriguez, age 45 of Lilburn, GA died Tuesday, March 19, 2013 following a brief illness. Mr. Rodriguez has been cremated and no services are planned at this time. Vin ...

Hall

Frances Hendrix, 85, Gainesville
Frances Flourene Hendrix, 85, of Gainesville, Ga., passed away March 19, 2013. Mrs. Frances Flourene Hendrix was born on February 8, 1928 in Dahlonega, Georgia, Ga. and was raised ...
Gary Stringer, 61, Flowery Branch
Home Going Services for Mr. Gary Richard Stringer, 61, of Flowery Branch, Georgia, will be held Saturday, March 23, 2013, 1:00 pm at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 4000 Thurmond Tanne ...

Jackson

Rosemarie Ann Reilly, 73, Jefferson
Rosemarie Ann Reilly, age 73, of Jefferson passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Funeral Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.la ...

Lumpkin

Carol Hawkins Carvalho, 76, Dahlonega
After an eleven month courageous and dignified struggle with an evil brain tumor Carol Lynne Hawkins Carvalho peacefully left the surly bonds of earth on March 19, 2013 at 11:05 pm ...

Other

Luna Mae Roper, 89, Alpharetta
Luna Mae Roper, age 89 of Alpharetta, passed away on March 19, 2013. She was a member of Longstreet Baptist Church. Luna Mae is preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Egbert Roper ...

White

Mr. Charles (Chuck) Herbert Smith age 65 of Cleveland passed away Tuesday March 19, 2013 at his residence.Mr. Smith was born in Fitzgerald, GA the son of Mozelle Baston Smith and t ...
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.