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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 11th, 2012

Banks

Edith Marie Sellers Welch, age 89, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Welch was born on May 1, 1923, in Franklin ...

Hall

Aaron Jerome (Jerry) Firestone of Gainesville, passed away in the early morning hours of Thursday, October 11, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illnes ...
Richard Ellison, 49, Gainesville
Richard Ellison was born on March 27, 1963 to the late Johnny and Lorraine Thomas. He was educated in the Gainesville City School System and worker for a number of years at the Ga ...

Jackson

Mrs. Bobbie Sue (Susie) Fields, age 52, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, October 11, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. Fields was born in Commerce, GA to the late Bobby Ray and Annie Gen ...
Grace Lee Pritchett, 91, Commerce
Grace Lee Pritchett 91 of Commerce passed away Thursday Oct. 11, 2012. Survivors include her daughter Martha (Harry) Ann Fleeman of Commerce a brother John Thomas of Commerce and ...
Myrtle Ellen Fortner, 93, Braselton
Mrs. Myrtle Ellen Fortner, age 93, of Braselton, Ga. passed away Thursday, October 11, 2012. Funeral services will be held 10:00 am Monday, October 15, 2012 at Holly Funeral Home i ...
Roy Cline Watson, 78, Hoschton
Mr. Roy Cline Watson, age 78, of Hoschton, GA and formerly of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kate Lee Smith Watson; ...

Stephens

James Pruitt Akin, 80, Toccoa
James Pruitt Akin, 80, of the Red Hill community, husband of Betty Akin, passed away Thursday evening, at Heritage Healthcare of Toccoa, GA. Born November 10, 1931, he was a son of ...
Funeral Tuesday for well-known Gainesville businessman, attorney Sonny Sykes
Funeral services for Gainesville attorney and businessman William I. "Sonny" Sykes, Jr. are scheduled for Tuesday, July 13 at Free Chapel Worship Center.
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies at 88
The family of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says he has died
Local philanthropist and journalist Lessie Smithgall dies at 110
Lessie Smithgall, a longtime Gainesville philanthropist and journalist, died Friday, June 25 at the age of 110.
Frank Bonner, Herb on 'WKRP in Cincinnati,' dies at 79
Frank Bonner, who played a brash salesman with a love of flashy plaid suits on the TV comedy “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died
Ned Beatty, indelible in 'Deliverance,' 'Network' dies at 83
Ned Beatty, the indelible character actor whose first film role as a genial vacationer raped by a backwoodsman in 1972′s “Deliverance” launched him on a long, prolific and accomplished career, has died
'Hooked on a Feeling' singer B.J. Thomas dies at 78
One of the country’s most popular and versatile singers, B
Former US Sen. John Warner of Virginia dies at 94
Former Sen. John W
Charles Grodin, 'Midnight Run,' 'Heartbreak Kid,' star, dies
Charles Grodin, the offbeat actor and writer who scored as a newlywed cad in “The Heartbreak Kid” and the father in the “Beethoven” comedies, has died