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Local Obits for Thu. Mar 1st, 2012

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Henry Royce Ledbetter, 70, Winder
Mr. Henry Royce Ledbetter, age 70 of Winder passed away Thursday, March 1, 2012.Funeral services will be held Sunday, 2:00 P.M. at Lawson Funeral Home. Officiating Rev. Josh Landre ...

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William A. "Bill" Perkins, 66, Dawsonville
William A. "Bill" Perkins, 66, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday February 29, 2012 at his residence following a sudden illness.Born November 18, 1945 in Hartsville, SC ...

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Arthur R. (Art) Franklin, age 71 of Cumming, passed away in the early hours of Thursday, March 1, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a United States Navy Veteran.Su ...
Phyllis Ann Schofield, 80, Cumming
Phyllis Ann Schofield, 80, of Cumming, GA died on March 1, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Cincinnati, OH, she was the daughter of the late James and Ruth Watson ...

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Frances O'Neal McElroy, 92, Cornelia
Frances O'Neal McElroy, age 92, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, February 29, 2012. Mrs. McElroy was born in Riverdale, Georgia on June 12, 1919, to the late Tho ...

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Charters Smith Embry, 96, Gainesville
Mrs. Charters Smith Embry of Gainesville passed away on Thursday March 1, 2012. She is preceded in death by her husband Chaplin H.C. Embry, USN and son Cdr. H.Collins Embry, USN ...
Claude William Bagwell, 91, Gainesville
Mr. Claude William Bagwell, 91 of Gainesville died Wednesday February 29, 2012 at his residence.A life long resident of Gainesville, Mr. Bagwell was the son of the late Clifford Wi ...
Martha Aretta Rich Wilkie Canup Meeks, born to Elias D. and Ora Washington Kay Rich in Cherokee County, Georgia on May 18, 1917. Married to Ernest Wilkie in 1931, daughter Mary Fra ...

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Col. John W. McKinney, 85, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Retired Col. John W. McKinney, 83, of Jefferson, Georgia passed away March 1, 2012.A private service will be held at Woodbine Cemetery, in ...
Frances Carolyn Anthony, 71, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces memorial services for Frances Carolyn Anthony, 71, of Tignall who passed away on Thursday at the Athens Regional Medical Center. Born in Comm ...
Geri Woodward, 64, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Geraldine Bridget "Geri" Woodward, age 64, of Jefferson, GA, who passed away on Thursday, March 1, 2012. Mrs. Woodward was ...
Jane "Pug" Elizabeth, 49, Nicholson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Jane "Pug" ElizabethHolcombe Peck, age 49, of Nicholson, Ga. who passed away on Thursday, March 1,2012. Mrs. Peck was bo ...
Jane Elizabeth Peck, 49, Nicholson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Jane Elizabeth Peck, age 49, of Nicholson, who passed away on March 1. Funeral Services are pending at this time. Evans Funeral Hom ...
Jennifer Marie Barnett, 47, Danielsville
Ivie Funeral Home, Madison County Chapel in Danielsville, announces services for Jennifer Marie Barnett, 47, of Colbert who passed away Thursday evening at the Athens Regional Medi ...
Jerry C. Stever, 84, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces the death of Jerry C. Stever, 84, of Commerce who passed away on Tuesday at the Northridge Medical Center in Commerce.Born in Michigan, he wa ...

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Carl Jeffery Thomas, 54, Cleveland
Carl Jeffery Thomas, age 54 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, March 01, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Mr. Thomas was born August 23, 1957 in Newnan, GA to the late Mar ...
Joyce Ann Cantrell, 68, Sautee-Nacoochee
Mrs. Joyce Ann Cantrell age 68 of Sautee-Nacoochee passed away Thursday March 1, 2012 at her residence.Mrs. Cantrell was born in Habersham County the daughter of the late Roy and G ...
Myron Oscar Eberhardt, 82, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Dr. Myron Oscar Eberhardt, age 82 of Cleveland. Dr. Eberhardt passed away Thursday, March 01, 2012.Memorial services are ...
Sprint Car driver Greg Hodnett killed in crash
Sprint Car driver Greg Hodnett has died after a crash Thursday night at BAPS Motor Speedway.
UPDATE: Donald Panoz, entrepreneur and racing innovator, dies at 83
The man who founded Chateau Elan in Braselton and brought Le Mans racing to Hall County has died at the age of 83.
Mac Miller, who collaborated with rap royalty, dies at 26
Rapper Mac Miller, whose lyrics ranged from party raps to songs about depression and drug use, has died at age 26
War hero and presidential candidate John McCain dies at 81
War hero and presidential candidate John McCain dies at 81
Robin Leach of 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous' dies
Robin Leach, whose voice crystallized the opulent 1980s on the TV show "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," has died
Former Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King dies at age 68
A family friend said Ed King, a former guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd who helped write several of the band's hits including "Sweet Home Alabama," has died in Nashville, Tennessee.
Funeral services Saturday for former Winder mayor
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 18 for former Winder Mayor Buddy Ouzts, who died this week at the age of 82.
'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died
Singer Aretha Franklin, the iconic "Queen of Soul" who voiced classics such as "Respect," "Think" and "Chain of Fools," has died at 76.