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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Jan 13th, 2012

Banks

Phillip Dwight Blackburn, age 59, of Homer, Georgia passed away on Friday, January 13, 2012, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Blackburn was born in Jackson County, Geor ...

Forsyth

Mary Cecelia Senka, 91, Cumming
MARY CECELIA SENKA, 91, of Canton, Georgia passed away on Friday, January 13th, 2012.The family will be receiving friends at the Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home located in St. Peters ...

Gwinnett

Douglas Howard Jones, 68, Suwanee
Douglas Howard Jones The utmost example of wisdom, intellect, determination, philanthropy, and relentless love for his family, Douglas Howard Jones, son of Joe Brown Jones and Lois ...

Hall

Hortense Nix, 83, Cleveland
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00a.m. Tuesday January 17, 2012 at Oak Grove Baptist Church for Mrs. Hortense Nix age 83 of Cleveland. The Rev. Brian Malcom and Rev. Earl Pir ...
Hortense T. Nix, NA, Gainesville
Hortense T. Nix of Gainesville passed away Friday January 13. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.
James Lendy Watkins, 68, Murrayville
James "Lendy" Watkins, age 68, of Murrayville, Georgia, passed away, Friday, January 13, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 ...
John David "Red" Wilson, 86, Clermont
Mr. John David "Red" Wilson age 86, of Clermont, passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his family on Friday, January 13, 2012 at his residence following an ex ...
Shirley Fields, 86, Gainesville
Funeral services for, Shirley Fields age 86 of Gainesville will be held January 15,2012 at 2:30 p.m. in Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. David Foster will officiate. Intrerment ...

Jackson

Mary Helen Cole, 77, Commerce
Mrs. Mary Helen Cole, age 77 of Commerce died Thursday, January 12, 2012 at Hill Haven Nursing Home. Mrs. Cole was born in Commerce to the late, Claude and Hassie Mae McElreath Ec ...
'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.