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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Dec 22nd, 2012

Forsyth

Katie Lee Wheeler, 90, Cumming
Katie Lee Wheeler, of Cumming, GA, age 90, died peacefully at her home on Saturday, December 22, 2012. Mrs. Wheeler was born in 1922, a native of Forsyth County. She lived fully an ...

Hall

Bobby Gene Autry, 69, Buford
Mr. Bobby Gene Autry, age 69, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, December 22, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Gladys Cofer Autry; and brother, Rev. Bi ...

Jackson

Barry Lane Forrester, 53, Maysville
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Barry Lane Forrester, 53, of Maysville who passed away early Saturday morning from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. ...

Lumpkin

Grace Edge, 78, Dahlonega
Miss Grace Edge, age 78, of Dahlonega, GA died Saturday, December 22, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness.Grace was a homemaker and avid gardener, and a wonderful A ...

Other

Tammy Marie Lower Fowler, 41, Doraville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Tammy Marie Lower Fowler, 41, of Doraville, Ga. who passed away Friday Dec. 22, 2012.Mrs. Fowler was born in Cumming, Georgia a daugh ...

Rabun

Gene Earl Martin, 56, Rabun Gap
Mr. Gene Earl Martin, age 56 of Rabun Gap, GA, passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 22, 2012. He was born June 1, 1956 in Gainesville, Georgia where he spent several yea ...
'Night Court' star Harry Anderson found dead in home
Anderson was 65.
Nevada sheriff: Radio show host Art Bell dead at 72
Art Bell, a radio host best known for a paranormal-themed nightly show syndicated on hundreds of stations in the 1990s, including WDUN, has died at his home in southern Nevada, authorities said Saturday.
Milos Forman, Oscar-winning director, dies at 86
Milos Forman, a refuge from Czechoslovakia whose American movies "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Amadeus" won a deluge of Academy Awards, including best director Oscars, has died.
Jackson County Chief Magistrate Judge dies after battle with cancer
The Chief Magistrate Judge of Jackson County has died following a battle with cancer.
Anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, prominent anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, has died
Jim Lancaster, former Hall County Fire Battalion Chief, dies at age 70
Jim Lancaster, a former Battalion Chief for Hall County Fire Services, died Thursday.
VIDEO: Legendary voice of Red Elephants, Gainesville icon Walt Snelling left us with incredible memories
Walt Snelling was woven into the very fabric of Gainesville High athletics, as much a part of Big Red as The Rock, City Park or any number of the illustrious athletes and committed coaches to have graced the playing field.
Linda Brown, central figure in school segregation case, dies
As a girl in Kansas, Linda Brown's father tried to enroll her in an all-white school in Topeka. A 1954 decision by the US Supreme Court followed, striking down racial segregation in schools and cementing Linda Brown's place in history. She died Sunday.