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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jul 24th, 2013

Forsyth

Juanita Blackstock Benefield, age 82, of Cumming, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. Mrs. Benefield is preceded in death by her husband, William Parmer Benefield; ...

Habersham

Ray Walter Porterfield, 61, Mt. Airy
Ray Walter Porterfield, age 61, of Mt. Airy, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born on July 20, 1952, in Clarke County, he was a son of the l ...

Hall

William Clay Rodes, Gainesville
William Clay Rodes, originally from Petersburg, Tennessee, passed away on July 24th, 2013 at home surrounded by his family in Gainesville, GA. He is preceded in death by his parent ...

Jackson

Horace W. Milton, 82, Commerce
Mr. Horace W. Milton, age 82, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Milton was born in Tallassee, AL to the late Ernest Emmett Carlton and Susie Wom ...

Other

Donald Wood, 73, Danielsville
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Donald Wood age 73, of Danielsville who passed away on Wednesday July 24th, 2013. He was the son of the late Elisha and Lura (Phillips) Woo ...
Dr. Robert Tether, 84, Greenville formerly of Gainesville
Dr. Robert S. Tether, 84 of Greenville, South Carolina formerly of Gainesville, GA died Wednesday July 24, 2013. Born in Englewood, New Jersey, Dr. Tether was the son of the late ...
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
Hall County's first fire chief dies at 72
Larry Williams, who was the first chief of the Hall County Fire Department, died Thursday at his home in Maysville.