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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 19th, 2012

Forsyth

Agnes Madelyn Summers, 93, Cumming
Madelyn Summers passed away Thursday April 19, 2012 peacefully with family by her side at the age of 93. She was born August 1, 1918 in Pennsboro, West Virginia. She graduated wi ...
Barrie MacDonald James, 82, Cumming
Barrie MacDonald James, age 82, of Cumming, GA, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012Survivors include his children, Stephen (Lean) James, Valerie (Drew) Totty, Jennifer Bobbitt; g ...
Dorothy Kate Monroe, 81, Cumming
Dorothy Kate Monroe, age 81, a lifetime resident of Forsyth County, GA, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012. She was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. She is preceded in d ...
Susan Richards Spencer, 64, Cumming
Susan Richards Spencer (Stains), age 64, of Cumming, GA, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012. She was a member of Browns Bridge Community Church and attended First Baptist Church ...

Habersham

Joann Erwin Gerrin, 72, Clarkesville
Joann Erwin Gerrin, age 72, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2012, at her residence.Mrs. Gerrin was born on July 21, 1939, in Habersham County, Georgia, ...
Lou Emma Hames Elsberry, 92, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Lou Emma Hames Elsberry, age 92 of Tucson, Arizona and formerly of Habersham County will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, April 27, 2012 from the Hillside Memoria ...

Hall

Charles Strong, 85, Gainesville
Charles Strong, Jr. passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012 after a brief illness. Charlie was born in Bradenton, Florida, the son of the late Charles and Mary Mitchell Strong. In his ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Hettie Lorene Simmons Baird, age 65, of Braselton, Georgia who passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012. Mrs. Baird was born in North Ca ...
Mary Pugh Sprinkles, 69, Nicholson
Mrs. Mary Pugh Sprinkles, age 69, of Nicholson, GA passed away peacefully after a 2 ½ year courageous fight with cancer. Through out the entire illness Mrs. Sprinkles never ...

Lumpkin

Herman Loyd Byers Sr., 77, Hampton, formerly of Dahlonega
Mr. Herman Loyd Byers Sr., age 77, of Hampton, Georgia died April 19, 2012.Mr. Byers was a Lumpkin County native. He had lived in Hampton, Georgia for the past 44 years.He was the ...

White

George Roy Sutton Sr., 57, Cleveland
George Roy Sutton Sr. age 57 of Cleveland passed away Thursday April 19, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Sutton was born in Habersham County and lived most of his life in White County. ...
'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.