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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jul 2nd, 2013

Forsyth

Jerry Hyde, 78, Cumming
Jerry Hyde, age 78, of Cumming, GA, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at the Halcyon Hospice House in Sandy Springs, GA. He was predeceased by his parents, Herbert and Cora Lee Hy ...

Habersham

Joseph A. 'Joe' Pontes, 71, Cornelia
Joseph A. "Joe" Pontes, age 71, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Mr. Pontes was born on April 20, 1942, in Fall River, Massachusetts; son of th ...

Hall

Brandon Parnell, 26, Dacula
Mr. Brandon Parnell, age 26, of Dacula, GA passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Parnell. He is survived by his mother, Evelyn Carr M ...
Dorinda Robertson 'Wendy' Kemp, 77, Flowery Branch
Graveside Services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday July 5, 2013 in Alta Vista Cemetery for Dorinda Robertson "Wendy" Kemp age 77 of Flowery Branch. The Rev. Phil Carpe ...
Ray Cooper Spinks, 79, Oakwood
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Westside Baptist Church for Ray Cooper Spinks, age 79, of Oakwood. Rev. Mike Taylor, Rev. Dan Fuller and Rev. J ...

Jackson

Frances S. Mathis, 77, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Frances S. Mathis, 77, of Jefferson, Ga., who passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Mrs. Mathis was born in Madison, Georgia a daugh ...
Ronald Dwayne Palmer, 42, Hoschton
Ronald Dwayne Palmer, age 42, of Hoschton passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013. A Memorial Service will be announced by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654 ...

White

Elese Vandiver Fain, 97, Helen
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland, announces the death of Mrs. Elese Vandiver Fain, age 97 of Helen. Mrs. Fain passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Elese was born in White County ...
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