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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Dec 9th, 2012

Forsyth

Mary Patten, 80, Cumming
Mary Patten, of Cumming, GA, age 80, passed away on December 9, 2012. Mary loved gardening and cooking and was well known for her delicious tea cakes. Mary is preceded in death by ...

Gwinnett

Rachel Bailey Hanes, 85, Buford
Mrs. Rachel Bailey Hanes, age 85, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Hanes. She is survived by her brother, Curt ...
Walter Jay Edwards, 92, Buford
Memorial Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday December 12, 2012 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Walter Jay Edwards age 92 of Buford. Dr. Sondra Jones will ...

Hall

Brent Lamar Collier, 55, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday December 12, 2012 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Brent Lamar Collier age 55 of Gainesville. The Rev. Willard ...

Lumpkin

Betty Joe Burt Mooney, 80, Dahlonega
Mrs. Betty Joe Burt Mooney, age 80, of Dahlonega, GA died Sunday December 9, 2012, at Alzheimer's Care Center in Commerce, GA.Betty Jo was born in Dawson County, GA, August 4, ...

Other

Bobbie Mitchell Burns Sullivan, 77, of Carnesville, GA, passed away Sunday morning December 9, 2012, at the Ty Cobb Medical Center, Lavonia, GA.Born November 9, 1935, in Walker Cou ...
'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.