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Obituary Archive
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 ...
'Night Court' star Harry Anderson found dead in home
Anderson was 65.
Nevada sheriff: Radio show host Art Bell dead at 72
Art Bell, a radio host best known for a paranormal-themed nightly show syndicated on hundreds of stations in the 1990s, including WDUN, has died at his home in southern Nevada, authorities said Saturday.
Milos Forman, Oscar-winning director, dies at 86
Milos Forman, a refuge from Czechoslovakia whose American movies "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Amadeus" won a deluge of Academy Awards, including best director Oscars, has died.
Jackson County Chief Magistrate Judge dies after battle with cancer
The Chief Magistrate Judge of Jackson County has died following a battle with cancer.
Anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, prominent anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, has died
Jim Lancaster, former Hall County Fire Battalion Chief, dies at age 70
Jim Lancaster, a former Battalion Chief for Hall County Fire Services, died Thursday.
VIDEO: Legendary voice of Red Elephants, Gainesville icon Walt Snelling left us with incredible memories
Walt Snelling was woven into the very fabric of Gainesville High athletics, as much a part of Big Red as The Rock, City Park or any number of the illustrious athletes and committed coaches to have graced the playing field.
Linda Brown, central figure in school segregation case, dies
As a girl in Kansas, Linda Brown's father tried to enroll her in an all-white school in Topeka. A 1954 decision by the US Supreme Court followed, striking down racial segregation in schools and cementing Linda Brown's place in history. She died Sunday.