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Local Obits for Sun. Jan 15th, 2012

Dawson

Lester Wenzel, Jr., 79, Dawsonville
Lester Wenzel, Jr., 79, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday January 15, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness.Born February 19, 1932 in LaSalle, Illinois to the late Le ...

Forsyth

Joe A. Blackwood, 66, Cumming
Joe A. Blackwood, age 66, of Cumming, GA, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2012. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. Joe is preceded in death by his parents, Claude and R ...

Gwinnett

Janice Blackwell, 68, Duluth
JANICE BLACKWELL, 68, of Duluth, Georgia passed away on Sunday, January 15th, 2012.Services are pending and will be announced.Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home & Cremation Ser ...

Hall

George Hammond Law Jr., 82, Gainesville
George Hammond Law Jr. passed away on January 14, 2012, in Gainesville , Georgia , surrounded by his family and wonderful Morningside staff. He was diagnosed with Parkinson's ...
Joseph Goble III, 55, Talking Rock
Mr. Joseph Goble III, age 55, of Talking Rock, GA, passed Sunday afternoon January 15,2012 at the North Georgia Medical Center in Ellijay,GA.Surviving are the wife, Nellie Goble, T ...
Marjorie Lorene Knight Wellborn, 87 of Gainesville, Ga. passed away on Sunday January 15, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Ms. Wellborn had been in declining health fo ...
Myrtle Laurann Quaife, 84, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 4:00p.m. Tuesday January 17, 2012 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Myrtle Laurann Ford Quaife age 84 of Gainesville. High Priest R ...
Wayne M. Roberts, 69, Oakwood
Mr. Wayne M. Roberts, age 69, of Oakwood, passed away January 15, 2012 following a brief illness at Southeast Georgia Health System.Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, J ...

Jackson

Joseph Thomas Williams, 80, Commerce
Mr. Joseph Thomas Williams, age 80 of Commerce died Sunday, January 15, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Williams was born in Commerce to the late, Bill and Hilda Wilbanks Williams. He ...

White

Ada Mae Wurst Patterson, 101, Dahlonega
Mrs. Ada Mae Wurst Patterson, age 101, died January 15, 2012 at Foothills Retirement Home in Dahlonega.A memorial service for Mrs. Patterson is scheduled for 2 PM Sunday, March 25, ...
Rita Lepera Fain, 79, Helen
Rita Lepera Fain, age 79, of Helen, GA passed away Sunday January 15, 2012 at a private health care center in Cleveland, GA. Mrs. Rita Fain (Gram) was born in Philadelphia PA, to 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.