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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jan 29th, 2012

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Mrs. Barbara Collins "Bobbie" Webb, age 80 of Gainesville, passed away January 29, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funera ...
George Emory Merk, 83, Commerce
Mr. George Emory Merk, age 83, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, January 29, 2012 at St. Mary's Hospice House. Mr. Merk was born in Jackson County, GA to the late Hoyt and Alva Ga ...
Harold Dean Vickers, 89, Oakwood
Harold Dean Vickers, age 89 of Oakwood, died peacefully on Sunday, January 29, 2012 of declining health.Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 11:00 am i ...
James Michael Poole, 53, Gillsville
James Michael Poole, age 53 of Gillsville, passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at Atlanta Medical Center following injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.Funeral services ...
Kenneth Whitmire, 73, Atlanta
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at Pine Crest Baptist Church in Gainesville, GA for Mr. Kenneth Whitmire, age 73, of Roswell. Dr. Tom Davis ...
Leroy Singleton, 82, Gainesville
Leroy Singleton, age 82 of Gainesville, GA., passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2012. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly& Jackson Funeral Home.
Patricia Borders, 56, Gainesville
Patricia Borders, age 56 of Gainesville, GA., passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2012. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly& Jackson Funeral Home.

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Sherman "Chub" Sullens, 59, Dalonega
Mr. Sherman "Chub" Sullens, age 59, of Dahlonega, Georgia died January 29, 2012.He was born in Dahlonega, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his parents, James "B ...

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Mary Jeanette Moore Crunkleton Childs, 93, Kennesaw, formerly of Toccoa
Mary Jeanette Moore Crunkleton Childs, age 93 of Kennesaw, GA, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2012 at Kindred Healthcare in Marietta, GA, and formerly of Toccoa.Born on October 11 ...

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Audrey Gifford Cabena, 91, Woodstock formerly of Cleveland
Audrey Gifford Cabena, age 91 of Woodstock formerly of Cleveland, passed away Sunday January 29, 2012 at Sunrise Assisted Living. Mrs. Cabena was born March 8, 1920 in Canada to th ...
'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.