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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jan 1st, 2012

Forsyth

Hannah Hastings, 20, Cumming
Hannah Hastings, age 20, of Cumming, GA, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2012. Hannah always tried to make the most of her life. She loved photography, horses and music. She is p ...

Habersham

Betty Hammond Miller, 84, Cornelia
Betty Hammond Miller, age 84 of Macon and formerly of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2012. Born in Trion, Georgia on December 19, 1927, she was the daughter of the late ...
Gavin Duran Bellotte, 28, Cornelia
Gavin Duran Bellotte, age 28 of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2012, at his residence. Born in Hall County on January 25, 1983, he was the son of Herbert Gregory and Shel ...

Hall

Betty Ann Chastain, 66, Gainesville
Betty Ann Chastain, 66, of Gainesville passed away Sunday January 1, 2012 at The Oaks at Limestone following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Wednesday Jan ...
Charles V. Blankenship, Jr., 73, Flowery Branch
Mr. Charles V. Blankenship, Jr., age 73, of Flowery Branch passed away January 1, 2012, at Willowwood Nursing Center, after an extended illness. Funeral Mass will be held 12:00 p.m ...
Eileen Mary Richards, 67, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Eileen Mary Richards, age 67, of Flowery Branch passed away January 1, 2012, at Willowwood Nursing Center, following an extended illness. Memorial Services will be held 11:00 ...

Jackson

Mrs. Brenda Leona Sims Brown was born November 16, 1952 to the late Odis and Geneva Randolph Sims in Jefferson, Jackson County, GA. She departed this life on January 1, 2012. Mrs ...
Mrs. Jimmie Lou Pardue, age 80, passed away on Sunday, January, 1 2012 at Athens Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. She was born in Tallaluh Falls on December 4, 1 ...

Lumpkin

Margaret "Jewell" Campbell West of Dahlonega, Georgia, passed away peacefully at home on the evening of January 1, 2012. Mrs. West was born in Centerville, Georgia. on Ju ...

White

Walter Lee Sills, 84, Cleveland
Walter Lee Sills, age 84 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, December 30, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Sills was born February 14, 1927 in New Hebron, MS t ...
'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.