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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Apr 6th, 2013

Dawson

Malcum RT Bruce, 80, Dawsonville
Malcum RT Bruce, 80, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday April 6, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness. Born July 29, 1932 to the late Lonnie and Pearlie Bruce, he w ...

Forsyth

Wanda Janet Jacobson (Middlebrooks), born February 17, 1938, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on April 6, 2013.Originally from Grosse Pointe ,Michigan, she graduated fro ...

Gwinnett

David Edmond Schandel, 74, Lawrenceville
David Edmond Schandel, age 74, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2013. He was born on November 29, 1938 in Alliance, OH. He was the son of Cornelius Michael an ...

Habersham

Martha Wright Bridges, 94, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Martha Wright Bridges, age 94, of Clarkesville will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 2:00 PM from Hollywood Baptist Church with Pastor Don Samples officati ...
Mollie Elizabeth Roach, 22, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Mollie Elizabeth Roach, age 22, of Clarkesville will be held at 3:00 PM, on Monday, April 8, 2013 from the Hollywood Baptist Church. Pastor Don Samples and Rev ...

Hall

Aaron Fraser Pass, 66, Flowery Branch
Aaron Fraser Pass 66 of Flowery Branch Outdoor industry stalwart Aaron Fraser Pass lost his battle with cancer today. Thankfully he left us with traces of his incredible knowledge ...
Clifton Jones Martin, 90, Gainesville
Clifton Jones Martin, age 90 of Gainesville, passed away April 6, 2013 at the Oaks of Limestone following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, April 8, 20 ...
Fred Tillerson, 77, Gainesville
Mr. Fred Tillerson went to join his wife Betty in the heavenly presence of their Lord this past Thursday, April 4, 2013, from his home in Gainesville, and in the earthly presence o ...
George Haspy Elliott, 79, Gainesville
Mr. George Haspy Elliott, 79, of Gainesville, GA, passed away April 6, 2013 following an extended illness. Born in Gainesville, GA on March 15, 1934, he was the son of the late Ch ...
George Monroe Dean, 84, Gillsville
George Monroe Dean, age 84 of Gillsville, passed away Friday, April 5, 2013 in Commerce, GA following an extended illness.Graveside services are scheduled for Monday, April 8, 2013 ...
Harry E. Burkett, Jr.,, 63, Flowery Branch
Mr. Harry E. Burkett, Jr., 63 of Flowery Branch died Saturday April 6, 2013.Born in Augusta, Georgia Mr. Burkett had lived in Hall County for a number of years. He was employed wit ...
Richard Barry Williams, 79, Gainesville
Richard Barry Williams, 79, of Gainesville, Georgia died peacefully in his home April 6, 2013. A native of Atlanta, he graduated from North Fulton High School and received a Bache ...
Rita Faye Angel Evans, age 58 of Lula, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Tues ...

Jackson

Sammuel Thomas Cooke, 48, Commerce
Mr. Sammuel Thomas Cooke, age 48, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Cooke was born at Ft. McPherson to the late Philip R. and Sue ...

Lumpkin

Donald Gwendell Lamb, 63, Cumming
Donald Gwendell Lamb, age 63 of Cumming, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013. He was a deacon of Settendown Baptist Church, a loving husband, father, friend and grandpa to many tha ...

Other

Grover Douglas Kent, 70, Ellijay
Grover Douglas KentAGE 70, OF THE CARTECAY RIVER RUN COMMUNITY OF ELLIJAY, GAPASSED ON APRIL 6TH, 2013, AT THE NORTH GEORGIA MEDICAL CENTER. FUNERAL SERVICES 2:00 P.M. WEDNESDAY, ...

White

Leo Herschel Lucas, 86, Cleveland
Leo Herschel Lucas, age 86 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, April 06, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Lucas was born July 30, 1926 in Savannah, GA to the late Leo Henry and Gertrude ...
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.