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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 ...
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.