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Local Obits for Sun. Jan 20th, 2013

Dawson

Robby Loyd Burnett, 47, Dawsonville
Robby Loyd Burnett, of Dawsonville, GA, age 47, passed away on January 20, 2013. There was no greater father on earth than Robby. He cherished his two sons and was so proud of the ...

Forsyth

James Clifford Dowdy, 83, Cumming
James Clifford Dowdy, 83, of Cumming, GA died on January 20, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born in Tucker, GA he was the son of the late John and Elsie Dowdy. His beloved w ...

Gwinnett

Elizabeth Nichols, 98, Suwanee
Elizabeth Nichols, age 98 of Suwanee and formerly of Habersham Mills, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013.Born in Habersham County on April 18, 1914, she was the daughter of the l ...
Sammy 'Sam' Scott, 71, Buford
Mr. Sammy "Sam" Scott, age 71, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2013. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Martha Sue Standridge Scott. He is survi ...
William Earl (Bud) Sears, III, age 67, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2013. He was preceded in death by his son, William Earl (Wes) Sears, IV; parents, Willia ...

Habersham

Grace Watson Coker, 92, Demorest
Grace Watson Coker, age 92 of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at the Habersham Medical Center. A life-long native of Habersham County, Georgia, Grace was ...

Hall

Reverend Lew E. Ayres, 83, Gainesville
Reverend Lew E. Ayres, age 83, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013 at his residence under the care of hospice. A Memorial Service will be ...
Hubert "FLAP" Samuel Higgins, age 83, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2013. He was preceded in death by parents, Noah and Flora Higgins; brother, Larry H ...

Jackson

Stoy H. Chandler, Jr., 88, Commerce
Mr. Stoy H. Chandler, Jr., age 88 of Commerce died Sunday, January 20, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Chandler was born in Royston to the late, Stoy H. and Margie Lee Culbertson Chand ...

White

Patricia Ellis, 61, Cleveland
Patricia Ellis, age 61 of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013 her residence. Ms. Ellis was born July 23, 1951 in White County to the late Spencer Sr. and Mary Martin Wa ...
Robert James Wedwaldt, 74, Cleveland
Robert James Wedwaldt, age 75 of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Wedwaldt was born July 17, 1937 in Panama Canal to the late William and Anna ...
'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.