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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Dec 25th, 2012

Forsyth

Foster Lionel Potts, 88, Cumming
Foster Lionel Potts, of Cumming, GA, age 88, passed away on Christmas Day, December 25, 2012. F.L. retired after 28 years of service from Georgia Power and was the owner of F.L. Po ...

Gwinnett

Norma Lee McDonald, 84, Buford
Mrs. Norma Lee McDonald, age 84, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 25, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill McDonald; parents, Booker and Floyce Lee; a ...
Sheila Ray Aycock, 56, Lawrenceville
Mrs. Sheila Ray Aycock, age 56, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 25, 2012. She is survived by her husband of forty-one years, Erwin Aycock, Lawrenceville, GA; ...

Hall

Ben Marlyn Mason, 82, Gainesville
Mr. Ben Marlyn Mason, 82 of Gainesville died Tuesday December 25, 2012 at his residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Mason was the son of the late Gordon and Nellie Mar ...
Ernest Whatley Higgins, Jr, 69, Gainesville
Ernest Whatley Higgins, Jr. of Gainesville, Georgia, died quietly at home the evening of Tuesday, December 25, 2012. Ernie is survived by his wife, Chris Pepper; his mother, Jane B ...
John Lawton Hatcher, 78, Gainesville
Mr. John Lawton Hatcher, age 78, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are schedule ...

Lumpkin

James Henry "Buck" Berry, 62, Dahlonega
Mr. James Henry "Buck" Berry, age 62, of Dahlonega, GA, died Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at the Atlanta VA Medical Center."Buck" was born in Hall County and had ...
Mildred Roberta (Jones) Bostwick, 86, of Dahlonega, formerly of Duluth, GA, passed peacefully on Christmas morning, December 25,2012. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, Ja ...
Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91
Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, died Sunday at 91 in Las Vegas
Shaw Carter service is Monday
A memorial service will be held Monday for Shaw Carter, the 24-year-old heart transplant recipient from Gainesville, who battled heart disease and cancer during his lifetime.
Ara Parseghian, won 2 titles at Notre Dame, has died at 94
Ara Parseghian, who won two national titles in 11 seasons as coach of Notre Dame, has died at 94.
Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright, is dead at 73
Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died
Funeral Friday for Ray Jones, prominent Hall County businessman
A prominent Hall County businessman, active in the poultry industry and as a Jackson EMC Board member for many years, will be buried Friday.
Hootie Johnson, former Augusta National chairman, dies
Hootie Johnson, the South Carolina banker and Augusta National chairman who stubbornly stood his ground amid pressure for the club to invite female members, died Friday morning. He was 86...
Funeral services pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley
Funeral services are pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley, a longtime federal court judge for the Northern District of Georgia.
Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87
Helmut Kohl, the physically imposing German chancellor whose reunification of a nation divided by the Cold War put Germany at the heart of a united Europe, has died