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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Sep 12th, 2012

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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 ...
'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.