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Local Obits for Tue. Apr 9th, 2013

Forsyth

James Wallace Rhodes, 85, Cumming
James Wallace Rhodes, Sr., age 85, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013. He was born August 10, 1927 in Columbus, GA. He attended The University of Florida on a GI bill a ...
Shirley Mae Potts, 85, Cumming
Mrs. Shirley Mae Potts, age 85, of Cumming, formerly of Bedminster, NJ, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Survivors include her daughters, Ruth Reifsnyder, Barbara Morgan, Nancy ...

Gwinnett

Steven L. Tench, 49, Buford
Mr. Steven L. Tench, age 49, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin C. Tench. He is survived by his daughters, Nora Ash ...

Habersham

Helen M. Kiley Garvey, 90, Baldwin
Helen M. Kiley Garvey, age 90, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Habersham Home West.Mrs. Garvey was born on May 6, 1922, in Boston, Massachusetts. She ...

Hall

Donelda Eileen Alcorn-Henderson, 75, Flowery Branch
Ms. Donelda Eileen Alcorn-Henderson, age 75, of Flowery Branch, Georgia passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Memorial Services will be held at a ...
Pauline Dunagan Conner, 83, Gainesville
Mrs. Pauline Dunagan Conner, 83 of Gainesville died Tuesday April 9, 2013 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Mrs. Conner had lived in Hall County f ...
Revis D. Blakeney, Jr, 60, Greeneville, TN, formerly of Gainesville
Revis D. Blakeney Jr., age 60, owner of Cloneworks Computers and Networking went to be with the Lord Tuesday afternoon after a courageous battle with cancer. Revis was raised in Ga ...
Wayne Lovett, 68, Gainesville
Mr. Wayne Lovett, age 68, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. He is survived by his children, Jeff Lovett, Buford, GA, Kerri Lovett, Flowery Branch, GA and Lo ...

Lumpkin

Stephen Brent Waters, 33, Dahlonega
Stephen Brent Waters, 33, of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday April 9, 2013.Born October 25, 1979, Mr. Waters was a native of Dawson County and had lived in Lumpkin County for the pas ...

White

Heinz Adolf Potschka, 71, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Heinz A. Potschka, age 71 of Cleveland. Mr. Potschka passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Memorial services are scedul ...
Ola Fay Baker Robbins, 89, Cleveland
Ola Fay Baker Robbins, age 89 of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Robbins was born May 6, 1923 in Union County, M ...
Ola Fay Robbins, 89, Cleveland
Ola Fay Robbins, age 89 of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday April 9, 2013 at her residence.Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Barrett Funeral Hom ...
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