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Local Obits for Wed. Sep 12th, 2012

Forsyth

George Watkins Ewell, 71, Cumming
George Watkins Ewell lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on September 12, 2012, after a four year struggle.George was born on June 14, 1941, in North Augusta, Georgia. He lived ...
Melba Williams, 74, Cumming
Melba Williams, age 74 of Cumming, GA, passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012. Survivors include her husband, Jack C. Williams; children, Ken Williams and Jacqueline Williams.M ...

Gwinnett

Mrs. Dorothy Richardson Gravitt, age 87, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence R. Gravitt; sons, Jerry Lamar ...
Mary Jean Jenkins, 92, Dacula
Mrs. Mary Jean Jenkins, age 92, of Dacula, GA passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jay Edward Jenkins. She is survived by her daug ...
Wendell Freeman, 88, Lawrenceville
Mr. Wendell Freeman, age 88, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-eight years, Sally Gibbs Freeman; par ...
Wiley Hutto, Jr, 69, Buford
Mr. Wiley Hutto, Jr., age 69, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012. He is survived by his wife of forty six years, Betty Jean Collins Hutto, Buford, GA; daughte ...

Hall

Brenda Fortson Collins, 57, Gillsville
Mrs. Brenda Fortson Collins, age 57, of Gillsville, Georgia, passed Thursday, September 6, 2012. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 2:00 p.m. at Antioch ...
Hallie Marie Roberts, 67, Oakwood
Mrs. Hallie Marie Roberts, age 67, of Oakwood passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012, following an extended illness. Funeral Services will be 11:30 a.m., Friday, September 14, ...
Mildred Winona Cassidy, 83, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Mildred Winona Cassidy, age 83, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.A private Memorial Service will be held at a la ...

Lumpkin

James Edward VanMeter Sr., age 80, of Dahlonega, GA, died Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at his home following an extended illness.Mr. VanMeter was born in Aragon, GA and had lived ...
Longtime Gainesville dentist, director of Good News Dental Clinic to be remembered at Wednesday service
Memorial services are set for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 for Dr. Edwin Riley "Ed" Burnette, a longtime Gainesville dentist who was the director of Good News Dental Clinic for a number of years.
Broadway legend Carol Channing has died at age 97
Actress Carol Channing, whose career spanned decades on Broadway and on television, has died at age 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll says Channing died of natural causes.
Joe Gibbs' eldest son dies at 49 from neurological disease
Joe Gibbs Racing says co-founder J.D. Gibbs, the eldest son of team owner and Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs, has died. He was 49.
Georgia Hall Of Fame racer Charles Barrett passes away
Charles Barrett, a Hall of Fame short track ace and former NASCAR driver, passed away on Friday. The Cleveland, Georgia native scored the win in approximately 250...
Mansfield Oil Co. founder dies at 86
John Mansfield, Sr., of Amelia Island, Fla., formerly of Gainesville, and the founder of Mansfield Oil Company and Kangaroo convenience stores, died Thursday. .
Actress and director Penny Marshall dies at age 75
'Laverne & Shirley' star and movie director Penny Marshall has died at age 75
Funeral services Friday for officer who helped establish Hall County SWAT team
Funeral services have been scheduled for Lt. Bob McMahan, a 23-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office, who was instrumental in setting up the SWAT team for the department.
'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57
Stephen Hillenburg, whose daffy animated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' became an international hit, dies at 57.