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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. May 2nd, 2012

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Joan Marie Parks, 68, Cumming
Joan Marie Parks, age 68 of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2012. She died from complications of diabetes. Joan was born August 8, 1943 in Chicago to Gene and Mary Vandelli ...
Mary Louise Martin, 87, Cumming
Mary Louise Martin, age 87 of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2012. She loved flowers and was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husb ...
Peggie Sue White Wade, 67, Sugar Hill
Peggie Sue White Wade, age 67 of Sugar Hill, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2012. Peggie was a member of the Word of Faith Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, Malcolm a ...

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Annie Hollis Emmett Williams, age 60 of Lula, passed away on Wednesday Morning, May 2, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral ...
Mildred Rantz, 90, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Mildred Louise Rantz, age 90, of Flowery Branch, formerly of Melbourne, Florida, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at New Horizons West Nursing Home.Funeral Services will be ...

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Jessie Othello Sexton, 84, Winder
Ms. Jessie Othello Sexton, age 84 of Winder died Wednesday, May 02, 2012 at Northridge Health and Rehab Center. Ms. Sexton was born in Duluth to the late, Forrest Carter and Bess ...
Pat Chadwick Duran, 74, Commerce
Mr. Pat Chadwick Duran, age 74 , of Commerce, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home and Cremations, 35 First Street, Hoschton Ga. 30548, www.lawso ...
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.
Longtime Gainesville journalist Ted Oglesby dies at 84
A longtime Gainesville journalist, who held management positions with both WDUN and The Times, has died at the age of 84.
'Gong Show' creator Chuck Barris dies at 87
Game show impresario Chuck Barris has died at 87. Barris, the madcap producer of "The Gong Show" and "The Dating Game," died of natural causes Tuesday afternoon at his home in Palisades, New York
Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90
Chuck Berry, the rock 'n' roll founder who defined its joy and rebellion in "Johnny B. Goode" and other classics, has died in St. Charles County, Missouri, west of St. Louis
C.W. Davis, former Hall Co. Schools Supt. and founder of Lanierland Basketball Tournament, dies
C.W. Davis, a longtime Hall County educator, former superintendent of Hall County Schools and founder of the Lanierland Basketball Tournament, died Saturday.
Co-founder of Georgia-based Waffle House chain dies at 97
​Waffle House co-founder Joseph Wilson Rogers Sr., who went from short-order cook to co-founder of one of the nation's largest restaurant chains, has died. He was 97.