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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 ...
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