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

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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 ...
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.