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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Feb 17th, 2012

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Bobby Ross Mayabb, 50, Lula
Bobby Ross Mayabb age 50 of Lula passed away Friday February 17, 2012. Arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Mary Nell McClure, 85, Oakwood
Mary Nell McClure, 85, of Oakwood passed away Friday February 17, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Burial will be held Monday February 20, 201 ...
Reverend Richard Leroy Stephens, age 67, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away peacefully Thursday evening, February 16, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extend ...

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Thomas Ray Carlan, 78, Homer
Mr. Thomas Ray Carlan, age 78, of Homer, GA died Friday, February 17, 2012 at Hill Haven Nursing Home. Mr. Carlan was born in Banks County to the late Hubert and Elizabeth Coker C ...

Lumpkin

Donald James Claflin, 75, Dahlonega
Mr. Donald James Claflin, age 75, of Dahlonega, GA, died Friday, February 17, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Hospital in Gainesville.Donald was born in Lacona, NY December 5, 1936 and ...
LaRaine Elrod, 67, Dahlonega
LaRaine Elrod, 67, of Dahlonega, Georgia, passed away on Feb. 17, 2012 after a prolonged illness.She is survived by her devoted husband Wayne, to whom she was married to for 30 yea ...
'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.