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Local Obits for Thu. Mar 15th, 2012

Banks

Kathy Sue Sears, 51, Homer
Ms. Kathy Sue Sears, age 51, of Homer, GA died Thursday, March 15, 2012 at her residence. Ms. Sears was born in Commerce, GA to Ray and Allene Anderson Sears of Homer.Ms. Sears i ...

Barrow

Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Monday March 19, 2012 Graveside Memorial Park Cemetery for Coleman Crabtree Watkins, 47 of Winder, Ga. Rev. Don Pennington will officiate. The ...

Forsyth

Elizabeth Phillips Ragan, 81, Hartwell
Elizabeth Phillips Ragan, age 81, of Hartwell, GA, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2012. Elizabeth was an LPN at Dekalb General Hospital for 30 years and prior to that was at Joan ...
Sally Mac Ewen, 64, Decatur
Sally Mac Ewen, 64, of Decatur, Georgia passed away on Thursday, March 15th, 2012.The family will be announcing a Memorial Service at a later date.Arrangements by Byars Funeral Hom ...
Vera Eloise Marcus, 90, Ball Ground
Vera Eloise Marcus, age 90, passed away March 15, 2012. "Weezie" was from Savannah, GA, but spent the last few years in Anderson, SC and Cumming, GA. Weezie was born to ...
William Allen Gipson, 57, Cumming
William Allen Gipson, 57, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2012.A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 at Hillcrest Cemetery located in ...

Habersham

Primo Louis Canto, 90, Clarkesville
Mr. Primo Louis Canto , age 90, of Clarkesville, died March 15, 2012 at Northridge Medical Center in Commerce.Born on December 12, 1921 in Middletown, Connecticut, Mr. Canto was th ...

Hall

Johnny Edgar Broome, 65, Gainesville
Johnny Edgar Broome, age 65 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial services ...
Rembert Lee Jones, 62, Gainesville
Rembert Lee Jones, age 62 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral servi ...
Thomas Hitchcock Power, 89, Oakwood
Thomas Hitchcock Power, 89, of Oakwood, Georgia passed away on Thursday, March 15th, 2012.Memorial Service information will be announced at a later date.Arrangements by Byars Funer ...
Wayne Douglas Smith, 63, Gainesville
Wayne Douglas Smith, age 63 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Graveside services ...

Jackson

C. Nelson Brown, 65, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for C. Nelson Brown, 65, of Commerce who passed away late Thursday evening at his residence. Born in Commerce, he was the son of the ...

Lumpkin

Betty Louise Cantrell, 76, Dahlonega
Betty Louise Cantrell, 76, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2012, at her residence. She was a lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA. She was a member of Dahlonega ...
Helen Blue, 90, Dahlonega
Mrs. Helen Blue, age 90, of Dahlonega GA died March 15, 2012, at the home of her daughter, Nancy Hilyer.Mrs. Blue was born in Madden MS December 8, 1921. She had lived in Lumpkin C ...
Johnnie Paul 'JP' Jones, 86, Dahlonega
Mr. Johnnie Paul 'JP' Jones, age 86, of Dahlonega, died Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Chestatee Regional Hospital surrounded by his family.Johnnie was born June 29, 1925 in ...
'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.