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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 ...
Funeral services Friday for officer who helped establish Hall County SWAT team
Funeral services have been scheduled for Lt. Bob McMahan, a 23-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office, who was instrumental in setting up the SWAT team for the department.
'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57
Stephen Hillenburg, whose daffy animated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' became an international hit, dies at 57.
Wayne Abernathy, Hall County businessman and state Board of Public Safety member, dies
A Lula man, who operated a number of businesses in Gainesville and Cleveland during his lifetime and served more than 35 years on the state Board of Public Safety, has died.
Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, has died
Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century, has died. He was 85
NASCAR legend David Pearson dies at age 83
David Pearson, winner of three NASCAR premier series championships, has died at the age of 83. Winner of 105 races in just 574 starts – second most to fellow...
Mari Hulman George, Indy's quiet pioneer, dies at 83
Mari Hulman George, auto racing's 'quiet pioneer' who ordered Indy drivers to start their engines, dies at 83
Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey dies at 80
Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and long arms, has died at 80
Funeral services set for Wednesday for former Gainesville police chief
Retired Gainesville Police Chief Jerry Harrison Forrester died Monday at the age of 72.