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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 13th, 2012

Banks

Otha M. Shannon, 91, Alto
Otha M. Shannon, age 91, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Monday, August 13, 2012. Mr. Shannon was born on January 14, 1921, in Homer, Georgia; son of the late Melvin Fletcher and M ...

Barrow

Lannie "June Bug" Howard Sanders, Jr., age 42, of Winder passed away, Monday, August 13, 2012. Lannie loved Nascar, his dogs, his family and was a Mason at Dacula Lodge 4 ...

Forsyth

John A Tallant, 65, Cumming
John A Tallant,65, passed away at Embracing Hospice in Cumming after a short battle with cancer. He graduated from Meigs Consolidated High School, Decatur, Tennessee where he was p ...

Habersham

Keith Dodgins, 41, Demorest
Keith Dodgins, age 41 of Demorest, passed away Monday, August 13, 2012.Born in Stephens County on August 02, 1971, he was the son of Anita Wilson and Gervace Dodgins. Mr. Dodgins w ...
Kenneth Wayne Martin, 64, Clarkesville
Kenneth Wayne Martin, age 64 of Clarkesville, passed away Monday, August 13, 2012, at his residence. Born in White County on January 31, 1948, he was the son of Robert and Ethelene ...

Hall

Wesley Fairchild, 87, Gainesville
Wesley Fairchild, age 87 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2012 at Morningside Assisted Living following an extended illness. Memorial servic ...
Geraldine Thomas Swafford, 76, Gainesville
Geraldine Thomas Swafford, age 76, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2012 at Unihealth-Lanier, following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday ...

Jackson

Susan C. Hollon, 53, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Susan C. Hollon, age 53, of Jefferson Ga. who passed away on Monday, August 13, 2012.Family will have a memorial service at a later d ...

Other

Frankie Clyde Arnold, 67, Athens
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Clyde Franklin "Frankie" Arnold, age 67, of Athens in the Redstone Community, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2012. Mr. Ar ...

Stephens

King Dewey Cobb, 85, Martin
Mr. King Dewey Cobb, age 85, of Martin , died Monday, August 13, 2012 at Stephens County Hospital.Born April 18, 1927 in Carnesville, Ga., he was a son of the late Tillman Samuel a ...
Daughter: Popular crooner Vic Damone dies in Florida at 89
Family members say crooner Vic Damone has died in Florida at the age of 89
Memorial service set for Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere
DEMOREST — Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere will be remembered in a memorial service at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Atlanta.
Head of state educators group dies; was former Forsyth Co. schools superintendent
Dr. Allene Magill, executive director of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators and former schools superintendent in Forsyth County, died unexpectedly at her home Saturday.
Former Gainesville business, civic leader dies
A prominent Athens businessman with strong ties to Gainesville, Claude Williams, Junior, has died.
'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.