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Obituary Archive
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 ...
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.
Wayne Abernathy, Hall County businessman and state Board of Public Safety member, dies
A Lula man, who operated a number of businesses in Gainesville and Cleveland during his lifetime and served more than 35 years on the state Board of Public Safety, has died.
Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, has died
Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century, has died. He was 85
NASCAR legend David Pearson dies at age 83
David Pearson, winner of three NASCAR premier series championships, has died at the age of 83. Winner of 105 races in just 574 starts – second most to fellow...
Mari Hulman George, Indy's quiet pioneer, dies at 83
Mari Hulman George, auto racing's 'quiet pioneer' who ordered Indy drivers to start their engines, dies at 83
Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey dies at 80
Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and long arms, has died at 80
Funeral services set for Wednesday for former Gainesville police chief
Retired Gainesville Police Chief Jerry Harrison Forrester died Monday at the age of 72.