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Local Obits for Thu. May 31st, 2012

Dawson

Chris Parker, 53, Dawsonville
Chris Parker, 53, of Gainesville passed away Thursday May 31, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a short illness.Born November 30, 1958 in Decatur, Illinois to the ...

Gwinnett

Howard C. "Buddy" Ebert, age 69 of Buford, GA died Thursday, May 31, 2012. Funeral Service will be held Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 5:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. ...

Habersham

Eva Kathryn Simmons Smith, 91, Baldwin, formely of Demorest
Eva Kathryn Simmons Smith, age 91, of Baldwin, Georgia, formerly of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2012.Ms. Smith was born on October 2, 1920, in Jackson Count ...
Haymon "Hammer" Johnson, age 44, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2012, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.Hammer was born in Seneca ...
Marie Cammer Mead, 77, Clarkesville
Hillside Memorial Chapel announces the death of Marie Cammer Mead, age 77, of Clarkesville.Mrs. Mead died May 31, 2012 at Athens Regional Medical Center.Those wishing may send cond ...

Hall

John R. "Charlie" Pierson, Jr., age 61 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...
Mildred Faye Stevens, 72, Gainesville
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2012, in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Mrs. Mildred Faye Stevens, 72, of Gainesville.Those wis ...
Raymond Harold Sewell, 68, Murrayville
Mr. Raymond Harold Sewell, 68 of Murrayville, Ga. died Thursday May 31, 2012 at his residence. Born in Hartwell, Georgia, Mr. Sewell had lived in Hall County for most of his life. ...
Sarah Edge, 86, Gainesville
Sarah Elizabeth Edge, age 86 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at New Horizon's West Nursing Home following an extended illness. Fune ...
William "Bill" Greer, 87, Gainesville
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday June 4, 2012, at Lanier Village Estates Chapel for William "Bill" Greer, 87, of Gainesville. Interment will follow in ...

Stephens

Ines Rehnelt Caldwell, 51, Toccoa
Hillside Memorial Chapel announces the death of Ines Rehnelt Caldwell, age 51, of Toccoa.Mrs. Caldwell died May 31, 2012 at Northside Hospital.Those wishing may send condolences at ...
'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.