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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 29th, 2012

Dawson

Roger Billy Martin, 71, Dawsonville
Roger Billy Martin, 71, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Wednesday, August 29th, 2012. The family will be announcing a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at a later date.Arrange ...

Forsyth

June McDonald, 71, Cumming
June McDonald, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2012 after a battle with dementia. June was born and raised in Cumming, GA, and work ...
Martha Lucile Hamby Karr, age 90 of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2012. She was a member of Macedonia United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening and flowers. She w ...

Habersham

Andrew Jackson Brandon, Jr, age 44 of Demorest, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at his residence following an extended illness. Born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on July 18, ...
Gloria Strother Gaines, 74, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Gloria Strother Gaines, age 74, of Mt. Airy will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, August 31, 2012 from Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Billy Burrell and Rev. ...
Jessa Hope Tomlin, 17, Demorest
Jessa Hope Tomlin, age 17, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2012. Jessa was born on January 17, 1995, in Hall County, Georgia; daughter of Kristal Strickl ...

Hall

Hoyt "Jack" Cordis Daniel, age 66 of Oakwood, passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at New Horizon's West Nursing Home following an extended illness ...
Don A. Little, 56, Gainesville
Mr. Don A. Little, 56 of Gainesville died Wednesday August 29, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center after an extended illness. Don fought a good fight, finished the race an ...
Heather Smith, 31, Oakwood
Mrs. Heather Smith, age 31, of Oakwood, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, Ga. 30548, www.LawsonFuneral Home.or ...
Prentiss McIntyre Hosford, 94, Gainesville
Prentiss McIntyre Hosford age 94, educational psychologist, died August 29, 2012. Born in Calhoun, Georgia in January, 1918, she spent much of her life in Atlanta and raised her fa ...
Stanley Hugo Stewart, 85, Flowery Branch
Mr. Stanley Hugo Stewart, age 85, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at his residence, surrounded by family. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Se ...
WC Orr, 91, Lula
W.C. Orr, 91, of Lula, passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 following a period of declining health. Born in Flowery Branch on January 28, 1921, he was the son of the late Ande ...

Lumpkin

Marvin Neal Anderson, 57, Dahlonega
Mr. Marvin Neal Anderson, age 57, of Dahlonega, GA, died Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA following a short illness.Neal was a ...

White

Avril Sanford, 64, Helen
Funeral services were held for Arvil Sanford age 64 of Helen. Aug. 31 in the Strickland Funeral Home chapel. The Rev. Susan Collins officiated. Visitation was held Aug. 30 at the f ...
Blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
The blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86
Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85
The Sesame Workshop says Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut
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