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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Apr 30th, 2012

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James Allen Smithson, 78, Gainesville
James Allen "Jim" Smithson passed away peacefully at home on April 30, 2012 after battling a long, courageous fight with Parkinson's Disease. A Memorial Service will ...
James Norman Fitzpatrick, 70, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00p.m. Thursday May 3, 2012 at Faith Baptist Church for Mr. James Norman Fitzpatrick age 70 of Gainesville. The body will lie-in-state from 1:0 ...
John L. Kenimer, 78, Gainesville
Mst. Sgt. John Leonard Kenimer also known as "Jake" in the Gainesville area, age 78, passed away on Monday, April 30, 2012. He was a member of Belton Baptist Church in L ...
Tarcisio Martinez, 85, Gainesville
Tarcisio Martinez, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, April 30, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral ser ...

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Rebecca Lynn Shoemaker, 44, Bethlehem
Rebecca Lynn Shoemaker, age 44, of Bethlehem passed away Monday, April 30, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawso ...
Thomas Vernon Pryor, 83, Maysville
Mr. Thomas Vernon Pryor, age 83, of Maysville, GA died Monday, April 30, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Pryor was born in Albia, IA to the late Thomas Rudolph and Myrtle Marie Dix Pry ...

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Annabelle Maye Hopke, 73, Sautee Nacoochee
Annabelle Maye Hopke, age 73 of Sautee-Nacoochee, passed away Monday, April 30, 2012 following an extended illness. Mrs. Hopke was born October 6, 1938 in Decatur, IL to the late C ...
Nay Hale Duke, 74, Cleveland
Nay Hale Duke, age 74 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, April 30, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Duke was born in Jefferson Ga on December 12, 1937 to Martha Louise Hale Duke and the l ...
'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.