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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. May 25th, 2013

Banks

Neal Waters, 91, Homer
Neal Waters, age 91, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2013, after several years of declining health.Mr. Waters was born on November 25, 1921, in Orlando, Florida ...

Barrow

Geneva Brooks Williams, 85, Hoschton
Ms. Geneva Brooks Williams, age 85, of Hoschton, GA passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013 after an extended illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester L. Williams, her ...

Dawson

Jack "Red" Young, 60, Dawsonville
Jack "Red" Young, 60, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday May 25, 2013. Born August 21, 1952 to the late Raleigh and Eula Young, he was a lifelong resident of Dawson Coun ...

Forsyth

Lottie Mae Wilson Tate, 97, Cumming
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Lottie Mae Wilson Tate, 97, of Cumming, formerly of Pendergrass, Ga. who passed away Saturday May 25, 2013. Mrs. Tate was born in Jac ...

Gwinnett

Alberta West Williams, 53, Buford
Mrs. Alberta West Williams, age 53, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2013. She is survived by her husband of twenty-one years, Bryan Williams, Buford, GA; children, J ...
Harriet C. LeMay Malley Sampeck, age 97, passed away in Sugar Hill, Georgia on May 25, 2013. She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen L. Carroll and son-in-law, Thomas F. Carroll ...

Habersham

Eva Holcomb Muzzillo Todd, 92, of Beaumont, Texas formerly of Cleveland died Monday, April 22, 2013, at Calder Woods, Beaumont. She was born on June 6, 1920, in Sylvania, Georgia, ...
Gertrude Rogers Smith, 86, Demorest
Gertrude Rogers Smith, age 86, of Demorest, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Habersham Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born January 13, 1927, on Plum Or ...
Robert "Bob" Garbaccio, 83, Mt Airy
Funeral services for Robert "Bob" Garbaccio, age 83, of Mt. Airy, will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, May 27, 2013 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Wesley P ...

Hall

Betty Elizabeth McNeil, 76, Gainesville
Mrs. Betty Elizabeth McNeil age 76 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday May 25, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral se ...
Jack Lee Howard, 81, Gainesville
Mr. Jack Lee Howard, 81 of Gainesville died Saturday May 25, 2013 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in ...
Mrs. Peggy Watlington Braselton, 85 of Braselton died Saturday May 25, 2013 at her residence. Born in Gretna, Virginia, Mrs. Braselton had lived in Braselton for most of her life ...

Other

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Franklin "Buster" Kittle, 74, Of Athens, Georgia who passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013.Mr. Kittle was born in Jackson ...

Union

Joan Wilkins Beall, 62, Suches
Mrs. Joan Wilkins Beall, age 62, of Suches, GA, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013.Joan was a lifelong resident of Suches, GA, and had spent several years in Douglasville. She had ...
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.
Janice Riley, longtime head of Ninth District Opportunity, dies
The funeral will be held Saturday for Janice Riley, longtime executive director of Gainesville-based Ninth District Opportunity, who died earlier this week following a brief illness.
Tommy Irvin, longtime Georgia agriculture chief, dies at 88
​Former Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin, whose four decades in office made him one of the longest-serving statewide officials in U.S., died at the age of 88, the department he once ran confirmed Friday.
'Cheers' actor, radio host Jay Thomas dies at 69
A publicist for Jay Thomas says the actor and radio host has died at 69