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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Apr 7th, 2013

Banks

Roy Venable Merck, 74, Homer
Mr. Roy Venable Merck, age 74, of Homer, GA died Sunday, April 07, 2013 at Habersham County Medical Center. Mr. Merck was born in Commerce to the late Albert and Allene Morris Mer ...

Barrow

Jayne Holbrook, 53, Winder
Jayne Holbrook, age 53, of Winder passed away, Sunday, April 7, 2013. Jayne loved her family, flowers, lady bugs and bubbles. She also had a passion for making jewelry. She is sur ...

Dawson

Emily S. Morgan, 84, Dawsonville
Emily S. Morgan, 84, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday April 7, 2013 at Halcyon Hospice following a short illness.Born February 22, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Emory and G ...

Habersham

Lillian Lewallen Yarber, 96, Cornelia
Lillian Lewallen Yarber, age 96, of Cornelia, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 7, 2013, from Habersham Home East. Mrs. Yarber was born in Baldwin, Georgia, o ...
Waymon Chester Elrod, 89, Cornelia
Waymon Chester Elrod, age 89 of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, April 07, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born September 13, 1923 in Habersham County, he was the son of the ...

Hall

Andrew Jones, 65, Gainesville
Andrew Jones, age 65 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.The family will receive friends on Thurs ...
Bertha Mae Emmett, 92, Gainesville
Bertha Mae Emmett joined her husband of 59 years Clarence H. Emmett in eternal rest on April 7, 2013. Bertha passed away peacefully in her sleep of natural causes. A native of ...
Betty Jean Peck, 69, Gainesville
Betty Jean Peck, 69, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2013. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 in the chapel of Little and ...
Dennis LaMarr Madsen, 62, Oakwood
Dennis LaMarr Madsen, age 62 of Oakwood, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services are schedu ...

Jackson

David Dorsey Hix, 72, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. David Dorsey Hix age 72, of Jefferson, who passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2013.Mr. Hix was born in Madison County, Ga., son of the la ...
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.