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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. May 23rd, 2013

Banks

Albert Denny, 66, Alto
Albert Denny, age 66, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2013, of a sudden illness at his residence.Mr. Denny was born in Cleveland, Ohio on November 4, 1946. He was ...
Clyde Grayson Powell, age 71 of Homer, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013 at his residence.Born on July 2, 1941, in Pickens, South Carolina, he was a son of the late Charlie and Ed ...
Mary Edna Maney Chandler, age 89 of Alto, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Habersham Medical Center. Born in Banks County on November 19, 1923, she was a daughter of the late ...

Forsyth

James E. Phillips, 89, Cumming
James E. Phillips departed this earth on May 23, 2013. Mr. Jim Phillips was born in Punxsutawney, Pa in 1923; lived in Cuyahoga Falls, OH, retired to Clearwater, Florida, and recen ...

Gwinnett

Edward "Ed" Nolan passed away peacefully surrounded by his ones he laughed with, lived for, and loved on May 23, 2013 at the Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgi ...
Ruby Lanton, 91, Buford
Ms. Ruby Lanton, age 91, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Friendly and Eunice Lanton; brothers, G. T. Lanton and Junior ...

Hall

Betty M. Sims, 84, Oakwood
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m Saturday May 25, 2013 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Betty M. Sims age 84 of Oakwood. Dr. Jerry Gill will officiate. Interme ...
John Richard Major, 71, Gainesville
John Richard Major, age 71 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at his residence following a brief illness. Graveside services are sc ...
William Peter Sigmund, 77, Flowery Branch
Mr. William Peter Sigmund, age 77, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013. Born in Red Bank New Jersey in January 1936, he believed in service to his family, community, and country. ...
David Massey, 74, Gainesville
David Massey, 74, died peacefully on May 23, 2013 at Emory Hospital in Atlanta. Having valiantly battled open heart surgery that had its ups and downs for about 2 months, he ultima ...
Grady Richardson, 82, Gainesville
Mr. Grady Richardson, 82, was born on April 16, 1931 to the late Valon and Cathlean Richardson in White County, Georgia. The Lord called him home to glory on Thursday, May 23, 2013 ...

Jackson

Walter L. Petering, 83, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Walter L. Petering, age 83, of Jefferson, who passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Mr. Petering was born in Higginsville, Missouri a ...

Lumpkin

Hugh Duncan Peck, 85, Dahlonega
Mr. Hugh Duncan Peck, age 85, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013 following an extended illness.Hugh was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, GA. He was a lovi ...

Other

Ina Marie Brown Shirley, 77, Danielsville
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Ina Marie Brown Shirley age 77 of Danielsville, who passed away on Thursday May 23, 2013 at Northridge Medical Center. Mrs. Shirley was bo ...
Mary Fleming, 86, Athens
Mrs. Mary Fleming, age 86, of Lanier Gardens Retirement Community, Athens, GA died Thursday, May 23, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital. Mrs. Fleming was born in Cleveland, OH to t ...
Mickey Glenn Rooker, 53, Danielsville
Ivie Funeral Home, Madison County Chapel in Danielsville, announces memorial services for Mickey Glenn Rooker, 53, of Danielsville who passed away at his residence on Thursday. Bor ...
Olga Sirota, 84, Douglasville
Mrs. Olga Florence Sirota, age 84, of Douglasville, GA passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013. She was born September 17, 1928 in New York, NY. Mrs. Sirota loved sewing, sailing, tenn ...

White

Billy Harrison Cross, 78, Cleveland
Billy Harrison Cross, age 78 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Mr. Cross was born August 1, 1934 in Hall County to the late Lee a ...
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.
NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78
Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78.
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.