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Local Obits for Tue. Dec 18th, 2012

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Mitchell Ronnie Dixon, 62, Auburn
Mitchell Ronnie Dixon, age 62, of Auburn passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2012.Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonf ...

Forsyth

Maxwell Charles Deisch, 44, Cumming
Maxwell Charles Deisch,44 died Tuesday, December 18th 2012. He was a devoted father, husband and an active member in his church and choir. He survived by his wife of 17 years, Lei ...
Ronald Stephen Sperhac, 71, Cumming
Ronald Stephen Sperhac, 71, of Cumming, GA died at Northside Hospital Forsyth on December 18, 2012.Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at the C ...

Gwinnett

Robert Edward Leak, Jr., 58, Sugar Hill
Mr. Robert Edward Leak, Jr., age 58, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at his residence. He is survived by his sister, Elaine Howser of Flowery Branch, GA ...

Habersham

Glayds Dalton Poole, 85, Baldwin
Glayds Dalton Poole, age 85, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at Habersham Medical Center. Mrs. Poole was born on January 14, 1927, in Banks County, ...

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Charles Wayne Butler, 61, Gainesville
Charles Wayne Butler, age 61 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are sched ...
Harry Frank Ebner, 84, Gainesville
Harry Frank Ebner, 84, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at his residence with his family by his side. He was a member of Cumming First United Methodist Ch ...
Louise Kubiak Baker, 97, Gainesville
Mrs. Louise Kubiak Baker, age 97 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at her residence following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Thur ...
Mildred Irene Saxon, 88, Gainesville
Mildred Irene Saxon, age 88 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at Gateway Health & Rehab following an extended illness. Funeral services are ...
Roy Jay Smith, 82, Gainesville
Roy Jay Smith, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are s ...

Jackson

Mrs. Betty Alice (Gossman) Finney, 78 of Hoschton, passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born September 27, 1934 in Homestead, Florida, B ...
Charles Algernon Thomas, 85, Commerce
Mr. Charles Algernon Thomas, Sr, age 85, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Thomas was born in Decatur, GA to the late Otis H. ...

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Kenneth Vaughn Woodring, 64, Alpharetta
Kenneth Vaughn Woodring, age 64 of Alpharetta, passed away on Tuessday, December 18, 2012 at his residence following a sudden illness. Memorial services are ...
William David Jenkins, age 70, of Oxford passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawso ...
'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.