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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Dec 26th, 2012

Dawson

John A. Cahill, 69, Dawsonville
John A. Cahill, 69, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday December 26, 2012.Born January 16, 1943 in Kinston, NC to the late John A.,Sr. and Marjorie Cahill, he had lived in Dawson ...

Forsyth

Carla Jensen, 86, Cumming
A Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2012 for Carla Jensen, of Cumming, 86, in the chapel of Mason & Ward Funeral Home.Little & Davenport ...
Mary Elizabeth Holder, 94, Cumming
Mary Elizabeth Holder, age 94 of Cumming, passed away, Wednesday, December 26, 2012. She was a member of North View Baptist Church in Memphis, TN. While in Georgia she attended Foo ...
Winfred "Wink" Cagle, 66, Cumming
Mr. Winfred "Wink" Cagle, 66, of Cumming passed away on Wednesday, December, 26, 2012.Born on November 2, 1946 in Macon, GA., he was the son of the late Winfred D and Sue ...

Habersham

Burch Simmons, 87, Cornelia
Burch Simmons, age 87 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at his residence. Mr. Simmons was born in Banks County, Georgia on April 25, 1925, to the la ...
Louise Yarbrough Johnson, 84, Clarkesville
Mrs. Louise Yarbrough Johnson, age 84, of Clarkesville passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at The Oaks at Limestone, following an extended illness. A private Memorial Service ...

Hall

Brian Keith Chalmers, age 45 of Lula, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at his residence. Born in Monroe County, Michigan on March 23, 1967, he was son of Christopher and K ...
Jeanne Marie Burke, 78, Flowery Branch
Jeanne Marie Burke, age 78 of Flowery Branch, passed away, Wednesday, December 26, 2012. Survivors include her husband, Raymond T. Burke of Flowery Branch; children, Raymond and ...
Mary Lou Roberts, 82, Gainesville
Wards Funeral Home announces the death of Mary Lou Roberts, 82, of Gainesville. Mrs. Roberts passed away Wednesday December 26, 2012. Arrangements later by wards Funeral Home 758 M ...
Vennie Brown Leach, 91, Lula
Vennie Brown Leach age 91, formerly of Lula, GA, passed away on December 26, 2012, at Memory Lane Assisted Living in Bowdon, GA following an extended illness.Funeral services are s ...

Jackson

Edwin Kenneth Coffey, 57, Hoschton
Mr. Edwin Kenneth Coffey, age 57, of Hoschton passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 29 ...

Other

Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces the death of Venice Lee Embrick Roberts, 68, of Athens who passed away on Wednesday at her residence. Born in Commerce, she was the daughter ...
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.
NASCAR Hall of Famer, World War II vet Bud Moore dies at 92
NASCAR Hall of Famer Bud Moore, a World War II veteran awarded five Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars, has died. He was 92.