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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Nov 5th, 2012

Banks

Beatrice Norton Simmons, age 87, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Monday, November 5, 2012. Mrs. Simmons was born on September 6, 1925, in Banks County, Georgia; daughter of the lat ...

Gwinnett

Richard H. Cross, 63, Suwanee
Mr. Richard H. Cross, age 63, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Monday, November 5, 2012. He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Wood Cross; mother, Naomi Bernice Peel Cross; an ...

Habersham

Alfred A. Staples, 96, Demorest
Rev. Alfred A. Staples, 96, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Monday, November 5, 2012. Rev. Staples was born in Bath, Maine on January 24, 1916, to the late William Alfred and A ...

Hall

Eleanor Elizabeth Kendall Seabolt, of Dahlonega, Georgia passed from this world on Monday, November 5, 2012. At her side and to the end, angels - her loving husband and daughters ...
Rebecca Jean Lacey Pirkle, 67, Flowery Branch
Beloved mother and 'Grammy Becky' Rebecca Jean Lacey Pirkle, 67, of Flowery Branch, GA., passed away on Monday, November 5, 2012, at her home following a period of declin ...

Jackson

James Thomas Martin, 83, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for James Thomas Martin, 83, of Commerce who passed away early Monday morning at the Northridge Health and Rehab Center in Commerce. ...
Kevin Ray Meis, 43, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Kevin Ray Meis, 43, of Jefferson, Ga. who passed away Nov. 5, 2012. Mr. Meis was born in Edmonds, Washington and son of Mrs. Margie Ne ...

Lumpkin

Joe Sullens, 82, Dahlonega
Mr. Joe Sullens, age 82, of Dahlonega, GA died Monday, November 5, 2012 at his home following an extended illness.Mr. Sullens was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin 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.