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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jul 31st, 2012

Banks

Mr. Gerald R. Carey, age 82, of Banks County, GA was born in Cortland, NY on April 11, 1930. He was a builder and contractor in New York as well as Sebastian, FL. Living there fo ...

Dawson

James Dyer, 71, Dawsonville
, age 71 of Dawsonville, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012. He was preceded in death by his sister, Jane Dyer; brother, Grady Dyer. Survivors include his wife, Stella Dyer of Daws ...

Habersham

Randall Dale Smith "Randy", 52, Clarkesville
Randall Dale Smith "Randy", age 52 of Clarkesville, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012. Born in Stephens County, Georgia on September 10, 1959, he was a son of the late B ...

Hall

Andrea Camille Johnson, 47, Gainesville
Andrea Camille Johnson, 47, of Gainesville, GA died on July 31, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Portsmouth, VA she was the daughter of Bobbye Wright of Cumming ...
James A. Welborn, 88, Gillsville
Mr. James A. Welborn, age 88, of Gillsville, GA died Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at Northridge Health and Rehabilitation. Mr. Welborn was born in Banks County, GA to the late William H ...
Joe Ann Petersen, 75, Gainesville
Mrs. Joe Ann Petersen, 75, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at a nursing home in Gainesville, Ga., of complications due to Alzheimer's. Born in Maysville, Ky., on Oct. 19 ...
Milton Mays, 85, Gainesville
Rev. Milton Mays was born October 24, 1926 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Mays. He departed this life Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center after an exte ...

Jackson

Lucinda L. Patrick Rogowski, age 29, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Saturd ...

Lumpkin

Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bellew Burns, age 87 of Dahlonega, GA, died Tuesday July 31, 2012.Mrs. Burns was born March 15, 1925 in Meriwether County, GA. She had lived in Lu ...

Other

Charlotte Lyle Crumley, 87, Charleston formerly of Athens
Charlotte Lyle Crumley passed away on July 31, 2012 in Charleston, South Carolina. A native of Jackson County, Georgia, and Mrs. Crumley lived for 62 years in Athens, Georgia. She ...

Stephens

Michael Alan Carlson, 59, Toccoa
Mr. Michael Alan Carlson, also known as the "Jesus Loves You" man, age 59 of Toccoa, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at his home.Born May 21, 1953 in Fort Dodge, IA, h ...

White

Mary Leone Palmer, 97, Cleveland
Mary Leone Palmer, age 97 of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Palmer was born October 17, 1914 in Cleveland, GA to ...
'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.