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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Oct 23rd, 2012

Banks

Anthony Vento, 67, Homer
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces the death of Anthony Vento, 67, of Homer who passed away at his residence on Friday. Born in Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Anthon ...

Forsyth

Ella Rose Gravitt, Inf, Cumming
Ella Rose Gravitt went to be with Jesus on October 23, 2012, at 2:30 PM. Holding her was one of the best feelings of our lives. We have loving memories of her squeezing our finge ...

Gwinnett

Betty Jo Wetherington, 84, Dacula
Mrs. Betty Jo Wetherington, age 84, of Dacula, GA and formerly of Lakeland, FL passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert Wethering ...
Gregory "Todd" Peck, 47, Lawrenceville
Gregory "Todd" Peck, age 47 of Lawrenceville, passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at his residence following a sudden illness. Funeral service ...

Habersham

Harlard Donald Galloway,, 73, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Mr. Harlard Donald Galloway, age 73, of Clarkesville will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, October 25, 2012 from Shirley Grove Baptist Church. Rev. Dennis Ledf ...

Hall

Bobby David Pittman, age 68 of Lula, passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at Landmark Hospital following a brief illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, ...
Mark Arnold Perdue, 63, Gainesville
Mark Arnold Perdue, age 63 of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Tuesday morning, October 23, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...
Mary Ruth Duckett Welborn, age 96, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. Mrs. Welborn was born on May 27, 1916, in Habersham County, Georgia; daughter of ...
Reba Ramsey Rich, 94, Gainesville
Mrs. Reba Ramsey Rich, age 94, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at New Horizons North.Memorial Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 26, 2012 in ...
Rev. Harold Thornhill, 82, Flowery Branch
Rev. Harold Thornhill, age 82, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleve and Flarra Burel Thornhill; brothers, ...

Jackson

Shirley Laverne Gearing, 64, Nicholson
Mrs. Shirley Laverne Gearing, age 64, of Nicholson, GA died Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at Grandview Nursing Home. Mrs. Gearing was born in Athens to the late Chester and Mary Damr ...
Virgil Douglass Moore, 77, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Virgil Douglass Moore, age 77, of Jefferson, who passed away on Monday, October 22, 2012.Mr. Moore was born in Sardis, Mississippi, a ...
Wes Whitlock, 76, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Wes Whitlock, age 76, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. Mr. Whitlock was born in Jefferson, GA, a son to the ...

Lumpkin

Alvin Lee Marlow, 22, Dahlonega
Alvin Lee Marlow, age 22, of Dahlonega, GA, died Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA following a long battle with Cystic Fibrosis.Alv ...

Other

William "Red" Hill, 81, Alpharetta
William "Red" Hill, age 81 of Alpharetta, passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2012. Survivors include his wife, Louise Hill of Alpharetta; sons and daughters-in-law, Russell ...
Acclaimed novelist Ernest Gaines dies at 86
Novelist Ernest J. Gaines, whose poor childhood on a small Louisiana plantation germinated stories of black struggles that grew into universal stories of grace and beauty, has died
1st black Georgia senator elected post-Reconstruction dies
A former Georgia state senator who was the first black lawmaker elected to the upper chamber after Reconstruction has died
'Maude' co-star, character actor Bill Macy dies at 97
Bill Macy, foil to Bea Arthur's feminist wife in '70s sitcom 'Maude,' dies at 97
Retired, longtime Gainesville school official dies
A retired, longtime Gainesville school official, former Asst. Supt. Otis Ellenberg, has died.
Rep. Elijah Cummings was a sharecropper's son, took on Trump
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings has died to complications from longstanding health challenges, his office said. He was 68.
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile drummer, dies at 80
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile and propulsive drummer, dies at 80
Diahann Carroll, Oscar-nominated, pioneering actress, dies
Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as "Julia," has died at 84.
Ex-French President Chirac, who stood up to US, dies at 86
Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France's role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, has died at age 86