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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Oct 24th, 2012

Banks

Maurice "Mike" Allen Wheeler Jr. born April 11, 2012 1978 was unexpectedly lifted into the arms of our Lord on Oct. 24, 2012 at the young age of 34. Originally from Ft. ...

Forsyth

James Michael "Mickey" Sheffield, 55, of Cumming passed away quietly in the morning of October 24, 2012. Born February 17, 1957 in Gainesville, Georgia, he had lived in ...

Gwinnett

Michael "Pop-Pop" Tedesco, 90, a devoted husband, an honorable father and an inspirational grandfather, lost his battle with cancer on Wed. Oct. 24, 2012. He was born in ...

Habersham

Winnie Jones Cheek, 90, Clarkesville
Graveside services for Winnie Jones Cheek, age 90, of Clarkesville, will be held on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 2:00 PM from the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Tommy S ...

Hall

Stephen Glen Roberts,, 70, Gainesville
Stephen Glen Roberts, age 70, of Gainesville, went to meet his Lord & Savior on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at Veterans Administration Hospital following a sudden illness.Memor ...
Wayne Phillip Burrell, 70, Gainesville
Mr. Wayne Phillip Burrell, age 70, of Gainesville, GA, died Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at his home following an extended illness.Wayne was a Hayesville, NC native who had lived i ...

Jackson

James Chastain, 71, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James William Chastain, 71, of Jefferson, Ga. who passed away Wednesday October 24, 2012. ...

White

Deborah Estelle Hayden, 50, Cleveland
Mrs. Deborah Estelle Hayden, age 50, of Cleveland passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. ...
'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77
Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into an Oscar winning 1994 movie that became an enduring cultural phenomenon, has died
Tom Seaver, heart and mighty arm of Miracle Mets, dies at 75
Hall of Fame pitcher and New York Mets icon Tom Seaver has died at 75
Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78
The college basketball coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown has died
Chadwick Boseman, who embodied Black icons, dies of cancer
First Chadwick Boseman slipped on the cleats of Jackie Robinson, then the Godfather of Soul’s dancing shoes, portraying both Black American icons with a searing intensity that commanded respect
Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95
A longtime adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H
Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' and 'Natural' actor, dies at 85
Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to indelible character actor in films including “Cocoon” and “The Natural,” has died
Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress, dies at 104
Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland, best known as the kindly Melanie in “Gone With the Wind,” has died
NASCAR Hall of Famer Maurice Petty passes away
NASCAR Hall of Fame engine builder Maurice Petty passed away Saturday morning, according to a statement released by Richard Petty Motorsports. He was 81 years old.