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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. May 27th, 2013

Forsyth

Sarah Helen Griggs, 88, of Cumming, GA passed away on May 27, 2013. Born in Carrollton, GA she was the daughter of the late Wiley and Mary Driver. She was also preceded in death b ...
Sarah Helen Griggs, 88, Cumming
Sarah Helen Griggs, 88, of Cumming, GA passed away on May 27, 2013. Born in Carrollton, GA she was the daughter of the late Wiley and Mary Driver. She was also preceded in death b ...

Gwinnett

Robert M. 'Bob' Knox, 82, Buford
Mr. Robert M. "Bob" Knox, age 82, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, May 27, 2013. He is survived by his wife of fifty-six years, Barbara J. Knox, Buford, GA; children, ...

Habersham

Jessie York Wood, 72, Clarkesville
Hillside Memorial Chapel announces the death of Jessie York Wood, age 72, of the Batesville Community, Clarkesville. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced ...

Hall

Roland Ferdinand Wear, 90, Gainesville
Roland Ferdinand Wear, 90, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Monday, May 27, 2013. Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at Lanier Village Estates ch ...

Lumpkin

Jack E. Tufts, 76, Dahlonega
Dr. Jack E. Tufts (formerly of Bushnell, IL and Waterloo, IA) went to be with the Lord on May 27, 2013 at the age of 76. He passed peacefully at his home in Dahlonega, GA, surroun ...
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