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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Oct 2nd, 2012

Dawson

Betty C. Wright, 83, Dawsonville
Betty C. Wright, 83, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday October 2, 2012 at Chestatee Regional Hospital following a sudden illness.Born October 7, 1928 to the late Welmer and Zola C ...
Charles B. "Charlie" Young, 59, Dawsonville
Charles B. "Charlie" Young, 59, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday October 2, 2012 at his residence following a sudden illness.Born September 29, 1953 in Espanola, New Me ...
Kenneth Lamar Iler, 59, Dawsonville
Mr. Kenneth Lamar Iler, age 59, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2012. He was preceded in death by his father, Guy Iler. He is survived by his daughter, Kim Jo ...
Wayne "Cabbage" Chester, 62, Dawsonville
Wayne "Cabbage" Chester, 62, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday October 2, 2012 at his residence.Born April 1, 1950 to the late Earl and Inell Chester, he was a lifelong ...

Gwinnett

Martha J. Eidson, 68, Hoschton
Martha J. Eidson, age 68 of Hoschton, GA died Tuesday, October 2, 2012. Graveside service will be held Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Eidson Family Cemetery, Atlanta, ...

Habersham

Bounkong Kongkeo, 78, Cornelia
Mr. Bounkong Kongkeo, age 78, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2012. Mr. Kongkeo was born on May 10, 1934, in Laos. He was preceded in death by his parents ...

Hall

Connie Fay Smith, 47, Gainesville
Connie Fay Smith, age 47 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled fo ...
Gail Gravitt Phelps, 51, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Gail Gravitt Phelps, age 51, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, John P. Phelps and father, James "Bu ...
Kate Holland Bagby, 101, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Kate Holland Bagby, age 101, of Flowery Branch entered into eternal rest with her heavenly father on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at her residence, following a short illness. She ...
Mary Helen Albertson England, age 83 of Chicopee, passed away on Tuesday Morning, October 2, 2012 at New Horizon's West Nursing Home following an extended illness. ...

Other

James Howard Brooks Jr, 56, Carnesville
James Howard Brooks Jr., (Jim) Carnesville, GAJim Brooks, 56, of Carnesville, GA went to be with the Lord October 2, 2012. Visitation will be at Ginn Funeral Home Thursday, 6-8 PM, ...

White

Barbra Aneita Graham, 70, Cleveland
Mrs. Barbra Aneita Graham, age 70, of Cleveland passed away Tuesday October 2, 2012 at her residence.Arrangements to be announced by Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland.
Joseph Milton Allen, 58, Cleveland
Joseph Milton Allen, age 58 of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, October 02, 2012 at Habersham Medical Center. Mr. Allen was born in Cleveland, GA the son of the late Thomas Riley an ...
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.
NASCAR Hall of Famer, World War II vet Bud Moore dies at 92
NASCAR Hall of Famer Bud Moore, a World War II veteran awarded five Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars, has died. He was 92.