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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Feb 3rd, 2012

Forsyth

Gordon Kelly Anderson, 81, Cumming
Gordon Kelly Anderson, age 81, of Cumming, passed away Feb. 3. He retired from the Fulton County Department of Corrections after 32 years of service. Gordon was also a veteran of t ...
R.G. Lackey, 83, Cumming
R.G. Lackey, 83, of Cumming passed away Feb. 3. He lived most of his adult life in Chamblee, where he worked at General Motors, General Electric and owned and operated several gaso ...
Sharon Eleanor McVicar, 57, Cumming
Sharon Eleanor McVicar of Cumming, GA passed away on February 3, 2012. Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at McDonald & Son Funeral Home i ...

Habersham

Linda Kay Chaffin, 54, Baldwin
Linda Kay Chaffin, age 54, of Baldwin, passed away Feb. 3 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Habersham County on July 22, 1957, she was a daughter of the late George and ...
Paul C. Ivie, 77, Clarkesville
Graveside services for Paul C. Ivie, age 77, of Clarkesville, will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at 2:00 PM from the Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Leon Miller ...
Mr. William Douglas "Doug" Barnett, age 88, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Friday, February 03, 2012, following a sudden illness. Mr. Barnett was born in Jefferson, ...

Hall

Arlis Braswell, 64, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday February 5, 2012, at Spirit Baptist church for Mr. Arlis Braswell, 64, of Gainesville. Rev. Barry Payne, Rev. Danny Ray Martin an ...
Evelyn Rodick, 94, Hoschton
Mrs. Evelyn Rodick, age 94, of Hoschton, passed away Friday, February 3, 2012. She is survived by her daughter Mickey Englett and husband Wayne of Hoschton; sister Irene Buchholz o ...
J. Bob Howington, 75, Gainesville
Mr. J. Bob Howington, age 75, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away peacefully at his home following an aggressive case of melanoma, but for most of his life he enjoyed exemplary he ...

Jackson

Ruth Trammell Smith, 83, Jefferson
Ruth Trammell Smith, age 83, of Jefferson died Feb. 3, at Hill Haven Nursing Home. Mrs. Smith was born in Jefferson to the late Floyd and Mattie Dowdy Trammell. She was a member of ...
'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.