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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jun 20th, 2012

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Mrs. Gaynelle Irene Parks Wheeler, age 74 of Gillsville died Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Wheeler was born in Gainesville to the late, Mario ...

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Homer "Lee" Fields, 77, Gainesville
Homer "Lee" Fields, age 77, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away peacefully at 11:26 AM on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a sudden il ...
Hugh D. Hawkes, 95, Gainesville
Hugh D. Hawkes, age 95 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, ...
Lynda B. Muir, 69, Gainesville
Lynda B. Muir, 69, of Gainesville, GA passed peacefully in her sleep, at her home in Woodland Hills, CA early Wednesday morning, June 20th. Lynda was the widow of the late James W. ...
Tony Lamar Sailers, 37, Gainesville
Tony Lamar Sailers, age 37 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial services a ...

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Gilbert Alexander Swafford, age 85 of Oxford, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at MeSun Hospice Center following an extended illness. Graveside services ...

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Johnny (Buck) Truelove, 74, Cleveland
Mr. Johnny (Buck) Truelove age 74 of Cleveland passed away Wednesday June 20, 2012 at his residence following a long battle with cancer.Mr. Truelove was born August 16, 1937 to th ...
Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe dies at 92
Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died
Chanel: Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died
Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died
From 'Tom Jones' to 'Skyfall': star Albert Finney dies at 82
British actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of "Tom Jones," has died at the age of 82. Finney's family says he "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side."
John Dingell, longest serving member of Congress, dies at 92
Former Rep. John Dingell, who served nearly six decades in the U.S. House, was hard to typecast
Gainesville realtor, philanthropist Don Carter dies at 86
Don Carter, the founder of Don Carter Realty in Gainesville, died at his home on Thursday, Feb. 7.
Frank Robinson, baseball's fearsome trailblazer, dies at 83
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the 1st black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, dies at 83
Special Master in Georgia-Florida water wars case dies at 88
The man who served for nearly four years as the Special Master overseeing the Georgia-Florida water wars lawsuit has died.
Glen Wood, auto racing pioneer and patriarch, dies at 93
Glen Wood, racing patriarch who had been NASCAR Hall of Fame's oldest living member, dies at 93