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Local Obits for Fri. May 11th, 2012

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William Frank Maxwell, age 65 of Lula, passed away Friday, May 11, 2012, at his residence. Born in Floyd County, GA on June 15, 1946, he was a son of the late Jessie and Katherine ...

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Frances Harben Thurmond, 84, Dawsonville
Frances Harben Thurmond, 84, of Dawsonville passed away Friday May 11, 2012 at New Horizons West following an extended illness.Born February 26, 1928 to the late John Silvey and Fl ...

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Elsie M. Davis, 58, Mt Airy
Elsie May Davis, age 58 of Mt. Airy, passed away Friday, May 11, 2012.Born in Ripley, West Virginia on April 4, 1954, she was a daughter of the late Pat and Julia Gates Ramsey. Mr ...
Larry Jennings Swain, 76, Baldwin
Larry Jennings Swain, age 76 of Baldwin, passed away Friday, May 11, 2012, at his residence. Born in Hunnington, West Virginia on July 21, 1935, he was the son of the late John and ...

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Austin Pethel, 87, Gainesville
Reverend Austin Pethel, age 87 of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, May 11, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sun ...
Bettie Young, 72, Gainesville
Bettie Young age 72 of Gainesville, GA passed away on May 11, 2012. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home.
Bettie Young Wilkins, 72, Gainesville
Mrs. Betty Sue Young Wilkins, age 72 of Gainesville, GA passed away on May 11, 2012. She is survived by her loving husband, Mr. Clyde E. Wilkins, three daughters: Matavien Smith, S ...
Jewell Stover, 65, Lula
Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday May 17, 2012 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Jewell W. "J.W." Stover, 65 ,of Lula, Ga.. Rev. Verner London officiating. ...
Ray Satterfield, 83, Gainesville
Ray Odell Satterfield passed away on Friday May 11, 2012 at New Horizon North Nursing Home following an extended illness. Ray was born in Cleveland, Georgia to the late Marvin & ...
Mr. William Herman "Bill" Collins, age 80, passed away Friday, May 11, 2012 at his home.Born February 10, 1932 in Stephens County, he was a son of the late Fred Lee and M ...

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Jean Edward David, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Jean Edward David of Cleveland. Mr. David passed away Friday, May 11, 2012.Memorial services are scheduled for 7:00pm ...
'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.