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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Mar 21st, 2012

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Eleanor Tompkins Joyner, age 84, of Cumming, GA formerly of Ashville, NC, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012. Eleanor was a substitute teacher for many years. She was an accomp ...
Leona McGee Collins, 85, Cumming
Leona McGee Collins, age 85, of Cumming, GA, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012. Leona was a founding member of the Alpharetta, Old Milton Historical and Genealogical Society. ...

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Hazel Jenkins, 69, Gainesville
Mrs. Hazel Jenkins, age 69 of Gainesville, GA passed away on March 21, 2012. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home.
John A. Zuck, 93, Gainesville
John A. Zuck (1919 - 2012) Mr. John A. Zuck, age 93, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at his residence.Graveside services will be held at 4:00 pm Friday, April 13, 2012 at Pin ...
Lurene G. Denton, 89, Gainesville
Mrs. Lurene G. Denton, age 89, of Oakwood passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012, following an extended illness.Funeral Services will be 2:30 p.m., Friday, March 23, 2012 at Zion ...

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Hilda Wilhite, 85, Jefferson
Mrs. Hilda Wilhite, age 85 Jefferson, GA passed away on March 21, 2012.Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home.
Lee Edward Jones, 87, Commerce
Mr. Lee Edward Jones, age 87 of Commerce died Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Jones was born in Jefferson to the late, Lettius and Bessie Mae Jon ...
Louise Herring, 94, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Louise C. Herring, age 94, of Jefferson, formerly of Manchester, who passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. Mrs. Herring was the ...

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Charles Elbert Kanady, 75, Cleveland
Charles Elbert (C.E.) Kanady, age 75 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012 following an extended illness. Mr. Kanady was born on August 28, 1936 in Cleveland to the l ...
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Danny Michael "Mike" Gailey, age 64 of Cleveland. Mr. Gailey passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at North ...
Evangelist Billy Graham, who reached millions, dies at 99
​The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99.
Former Banks Co. probate judge, county commissioner dies
A former Banks County probate judge and county commissioner, Milton Dalton, has died following an extended illness.
Daughter: Popular crooner Vic Damone dies in Florida at 89
Family members say crooner Vic Damone has died in Florida at the age of 89
Memorial service set for Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere
DEMOREST — Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere will be remembered in a memorial service at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Atlanta.
Head of state educators group dies; was former Forsyth Co. schools superintendent
Dr. Allene Magill, executive director of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators and former schools superintendent in Forsyth County, died unexpectedly at her home Saturday.
Former Gainesville business, civic leader dies
A prominent Athens businessman with strong ties to Gainesville, Claude Williams, Junior, has died.
'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.