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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 ...
'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.