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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Dec 12th, 2012

Banks

Leslie Thomas, 65, Alto
Leslie Thomas, age 65, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Thomas was born on December 13, 1946, in Banks Count ...
Nina Griffin Smith, 107, Alto
NINA GRIFFIN SMITH, age 107 of Alto, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, before moving to Alto Mrs. Smith resided in Chicago and in Atlanta most of her life. Mrs. ...

Dawson

Wanda Welch Tanner, 45, Dawsonville
Wanda Welch Tanner, 45, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday December 12, 2012 at her residence following a period of declining health.Born July 20, 1967 in Gainesville, Georgia, s ...

Forsyth

JoAnn Wood Sorrells, 67, Cumming
JoAnn Wood Sorrells, age 67, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, December 12th, 2012. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Mrs. Swafford is preceded in death ...
Nicole Amoakowa Fosu, 6, Cumming
Nicole Amoakowa Fosu, 6, of Cumming, GA died at Scottish Rite Hospital on December 12, 2012. Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the much-loved daughter of Nick and Mabel Fosu. She ...

Habersham

Rev. Donald Campbell, Sr., 82, Clarkesville
Rev. Donald Campbell, Sr., age 82, of Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, December 12, 2012, peacefully at home. Mr. Campbell was born in Jackson County ...
Violet Mae Byrd Watson, 92, Demorest
Funeral services for Violet Mae Byrd Watson, age 92, of Demorest will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, December 15, 2012 from the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Rev. Russ Barker, Rev. B ...

Hall

Rachel Ginn Barrett, 87, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Rachel Ginn Barrett, 87, Jefferson, Ga., who passed away on December 12, 2012.Mrs. Barrett was born in Franklin County, Ga. a daughte ...
Margarita Munoz, 78, Gainesville
Margarita Munoz, age 78 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Mark K. Christopher, Gainesville
Mark K. Christopher passed away on Wednesday December 12, 2012. He proudly served his country in the Coast Guard for 20 years. He was a devoted husband, father brother and friend. ...

Jackson

William "Billy" Marion Allison, age 72 of Braselton, passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral service ...

Lumpkin

Cora Mae Poore, 79, Dahlonega
Mrs. Cora Mae Poore, 79 of Dahlonega, was called home while surrounded by her family on December 12, 2012. Mrs. Poore is survived by her children; Robbie and (Rick) Goode of Dawson ...
Edna Mae Merck, 83, Dawsonville
Edna Mae Merck, age 83, of Dawsonville, GA (Lumpkin County) died peacefully on Tuesday, December, 12, 2012 with her children at her side.Ms. Merck was a native and lifelong residen ...
Efford M. Bruce, 69, Dahlonega
Mr. Efford M. Bruce, age 69, of Dahlonega, GA died Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at his residence following a two year battle with ALS.Efford was a native of Dawson County who had l ...

Other

Ethelene Nalley, 68, Villa Rica
Mrs. Ethelene Nalley age 68 of Villa Rica, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2012. Mrs. Nalley was born December 6, 1944 in Cleveland, Georgia the daughter of the late Marvin and ...

White

Monda Lou Baker, 80, Cleveland
Monda Lou Baker, 80, died peacefully on Wednesday December 12, 2012 at her home in Cleveland, Georgia, after a brief struggle with lung cancer. Monda was born April 17, 1932 in Lu ...
'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.