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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 29th, 2012

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Leonard R. Motes, 82, Winder
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Leonard R. Motes, age 82, of Winder, who passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2012. Mr. Motes was born in Jefferson, GA, a son to the l ...

Forsyth

Margherita Elena Ceraso, 97 of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2012. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at McDonald and So ...

Gwinnett

Marilyn Levine, 84, Lawrenceville
Mrs. Marilyn Levine, 84, of Lawrenceville died Saturday December 29, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memori ...

Habersham

ALBERT A. "ALB" COLEY, age 82 of Alto, passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2012. Mr. Coley was born in Habersham County, on May 17, 1930, to the late Charlie and Ola Co ...
Marlow "Shorty" Crocker, 89, Cornelia
MARLOW "SHORTY" CROCKER, age 89, of Cornelia passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2012. Mr. Crocker was born in Jackson County, on January 11, 1923, to the late Will and ...
Ona Mae Benfiel Lamb, 89, Cornelia
Ona Mae Benifiel Lamb, age 89, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2012, at Rockdale Healthcare Center in Conyers. Ms. Lamb was born on December 29, 1923, i ...

Hall

Jean Berry Cavender, 70, Gainesville
Jean Berry Cavender went home to be with her Lord on Sunday December 30, 2012. Jean was born on September 9, 1942, in Hall County. She graduated from East Hall High School, Truett ...
Joe David Holcomb, 86, Gainesville
Joe David Holcomb, 86, a lifetime resident of Chicopee Mill Village passed away at his home on Saturday, December 29, 2012. He leaves his wife of 60 years, Carol Dean Holcomb; two ...

Jackson

Travis Franklin Page, 34, Jefferson
Mr. Travis Franklin Page, age 34, of Jefferson, GA died Saturday, December 29, 2012 at his residence.Mr. Page was born in Athens, GA to Dwight Page of Hull and the late Kay Arnold ...

Lumpkin

James "Jim" Cook, 63, Dahlonega
Mr. James "Jim" Cook, age 63, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Saturday, December 29, 2012 at his home following a short illness.Jim was a native of Boston, MA who had lived ...

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Randy Baxter, 64, Athens
Mr. Randy Baxter, age 64, of Athens, GA died Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Baxter was born in Commerce to Helen Freada Anglin Baxter of Maysvi ...

White

Bonita "Bo" Faye Mallet Molton of Helen, GA, passed away peacefully in her sleep early Saturday morning December 29, 2012 in her home due to natural causes. She was 47. B ...
'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.