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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 16th, 2011

Forsyth

Jean Anderegg Petree, 70, Cumming
Jean Anderegg Petree, 70, beloved wife and mother peacefully passed away at home in Suwanee, GA on December 16, 2011 after a brief but valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. She fo ...
Lillie Dishroon, age 90, a long time resident of Forsyth County, passed away Friday, December 16, 2011. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim ...

Gwinnett

Barbara Jean Johnson, 66, Dacula
Barbara Jean Johnson, age 66, of Dacula, GA, passed away at her home on Friday, December 16, 2011. Mrs. Johnson's body will be cremated. A private family memorial may be held ...
Charles William Frith, 85, Buford
Charles William Frith, age 85 of Buford, GA died suddenly Friday, December 16, 2011. Mr. Frith has been cremated and a memorial service will be held later. Hamilton Mill Memorial C ...

Hall

Harold Breider, 94, Gainesville
Mr. Harold Breider passed away Friday, December 16, 2011 at age 94. Mr. Breider, originally from Mishicot and Two Rivers, Wisconsin, is survived by two sisters, Mary Rose Popovic ...
Lucie Benwald, 95, Flowery Branch
Ms. Lucie Benwald, age 95, of Flowery Branch passed away December 16, 2011 at Willow Wood Nursing Center. A private Memorial Service will be scheduled at a later date.Memorial P ...

White

Mary Diane Macdonald, 71, Cleveland
Mary Diane Macdonald, age 71 of Cleveland, passed away December 16, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Ms. Macdonald was born November 28, 1940 in Moline, Illinois to the la ...
'WKRP' creator Hugh Wilson dies; was married to Gainesville native
Hugh Wilson, who created the CBS sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" in 1978, has died.
Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dead from pneumonia complications
Dan Gurney, the first driver to win in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Gurney began racing in 1955 and won in nearly every racing series he attempted.
Keith Jackson, sportscaster with 'Whoa, Nelly! call, dies
Keith Jackson, the down-home voice of college football for more than 5 decades, dies at 89
Former Clermont City Council member 'Ma' Rogers has died
Mary Ellen "Ma" Rogers, the oldest Clermont City Council member until she was defeated in a re-election bid four years ago, has died.
NHRA Drag Racing legend Bob Glidden passes away
Bob Glidden, one of the most dominant forces in the history of NHRA Drag Racing, died on Sunday, December 17.
Former Atlanta Falcons great Tommy Nobis dies at 74
Tommy Nobis, the first player ever drafted by Atlanta in 1966 and a hard-hitting linebacker who went on to spent his entire 11-year career with the Falcons, has died after an extended illness at age 74
Jim Nabors, Gomer Pyle on 'Andy Griffith Show,' dies at 87
Jim Nabors, who played Gomer Pyle on TV's "The Andy Griffith Show," has died at 87
Big-haired ‘White Knight of Soul’ Wayne Cochran dies at 78
​Wayne Cochran, the “blue-eyed soul” singer known for his towering pompadour, has died of cancer at his Florida home, according to his son Christopher Cochran. He was 78.