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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jan 22nd, 2012

Banks

Wanda Jean Mendoza, 48, Carnesville
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Wanda Jean Mendoza, 48,of Carnesville who passed away at the Northridge Medical Center in Commerce on Sunday. Born in Commerce, ...

Dawson

Lee Dixon, 85, Dawsonville
Mr. Lee Dixon age 85 of Dawsonville passed away Sunday Jan. 22, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness.On line condolences may be made to memorialparkfuneralhomes.comF ...

Forsyth

Nancy Ruth Long, 60, Ball Ground
Nancy Ruth Long, age 60, of Ball Ground, GA, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2012. She was a graduate of Sam Rayburn High School in Pasadena, TX. and a 15 year employee of Bank o ...

Hall

Ashari Malone-Slaughter, inf, Gainesville
Ashari Malone-Slaughter, infant of Gainesville passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2012. Graveside Service will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery at 2pm on Tuesday, January 24,201 ...
Jimmy L. Blankenship, 61, Flowery Branch
Mr. Jimmy L. Blankenship, age 61, of Flowery Branch passed away January 22, 2012 after a sudden illness.Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 26, 2012 from the Chap ...
Sarah Louise Jarrard, 66, Gainesville
Sarah Louise Tanner Jarrard, age 66 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at her residence following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, ...

White

Mrs. Ethelene Westmoreland Cathey Hunter age 86 of Helen passed away Sunday January 22, 2012 at Northeast Ga Medical Center. Mrs. Hunter was born September 24, 1925 in White County ...
'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.