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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. May 8th, 2013

Banks

John Henry Dill, 76, Alto
John Henry Dill, age 76 of Alto, passed away Wednesday, May 08, 2013, at The Oaks at Scenic View.Born on September 20, 1936, he was a son of the late Hershell and Estelle Mote Dill ...

Gwinnett

Mrs. Carlotta Lewis Simpson, age 86, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013. She was preceded in death by her son, Ronald H. Simpson. She is survived by her husband of s ...
Harry E. Springer, 54, Buford
Mr. Harry E. Springer, age 54, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013. He is survived by his wife of twenty-eight years, Donna R. Springer, Buford, GA; children, Adam Sp ...

Hall

Doris (Martin) Payne, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Doris (Martin) Payne, age 85, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at the Bell Minor Nursing Home in Gainesville.A memorial service is scheduled for 7:00 ...
Hugh Duckett, 92, Gainesville
Mr. Hugh Duckett age 92 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday May 08, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are ...
John Henry Tullis, Jr., 84, Gainesville
John Henry Tullis Jr. age 84 of Gainesville passed away May 8, 2013 following an extended illness.Mr. Tullis was born Dec. 2, 1928 in South Carolina to the late John Henry Sr. and ...
Stanley Wade, 70, Gainesville
Mr. Stanley Wade, 70, of Gainesville, GA. passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Born in Hall County, GA. on May 26, 1942, he was the son of the late Isaac Elzie and Kate Bell Le ...

Lumpkin

Doris Jean Jarrard, 78, Enterprise, AL, formerly of Lumpkin County
Mrs. Doris Jean Jarrard, age 78, of Enterprise, Alabama, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at Enterprise Medical Center.Mrs. Jarrard was a Missouri native and former resident of Lumpkin ...

Other

Roy Silvester Biddy, 68, Alpharetta
Roy Silvester Biddy, age 68, of Alpharetta, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Roy has been a Minister of the Gospel since 1972 and was the pastor at Heavenly Harvest Church. Bes ...
Royce Allen Gunter, 75, Athens
Royce Allen Gunter, age 75 of Athens, GA passed away Wednesday, May 07, 2013.Born on February 13, 1938, he was a son of the late Ray and Grovie Frady Gunter. Mr. Gunter was a mana ...
Thomas Charles Norrell, 70, Talking Rock
Thomas Charles Norrell, age 70, of Talking Rock, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Thomas was quite musical and he loved to play the guitar and sing. He is preceded in death by h ...
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