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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jun 12th, 2013

Forsyth

Mr. Jay William (Bill) Simpson, age 73, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013. Bill was an avid golfer and loved boating, piloting airplanes, recreational vehicles and ...
Robert Rusin, 73, Cumming
Robert Rusin, 73, of Cumming, GA died on June 12, 2013. Born in Chicago, IL he was the son of the late Adam and Lorretta Rusin. His son, Robert John Rusin also predeceased him.He ...

Gwinnett

Carol Ross McMillan, 59, Lawrenceville
Carol Ross McMillan, age 59, of Lawrenceville, passed away on Wednesday June 12, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, June 16, 2013 at Bill Head Funeral Home, Lil ...
Linda Edwards Rhodes, 65, Dacula
Mrs. Linda Edwards Rhodes, age 65, of Dacula, GA passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Jessie Lee Gunter Edwards. She is surviv ...

Hall

John J. McCaffrey, 70, Lula
Mr. John J. McCaffrey, 70, of Lulu died June 12, 2013. Wards Funeral Home in charge of arrangements
Kathleen B. Lanham, 94, Gainesville
Mrs. Kathleen B. Lanham, 94, of Gainesville, Georgia, formerly of Charleston, WV, went home to be with the Lord on June 12, 2013. She was born December 11, 1918, to Charles Melvil ...
Mark Evan Speed, 56, Oakwood
Mr. Mark Evan Speed, age 56, of Oakwood, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. He is survived by his wife of four years, Barbara Lynn Speed, Buford ...

Lumpkin

Donald Ray Gooch, 74, Dahlonega
Retired Major U.S. Army, Donald Ray Gooch, age 74, of Dahlonega, Georgia died June 12, 2013.Don was born in Brawley, California to the late Gordon and Martha Justus Gooch. He was a ...

Other

Sara Janette Kelley, 80, Ball Ground
Sara Janette Kelley, 80, of Ball Ground, GA and formerly of Alpharetta, died at Embracing Hospice House on June 12, 2013. Born in Alpharetta, GA she was the daughter of the late ...
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.
Longtime Gainesville journalist Ted Oglesby dies at 84
A longtime Gainesville journalist, who held management positions with both WDUN and The Times, has died at the age of 84.