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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jan 23rd, 2013

Banks

Mrs. Lucille McCoy Wheeler, age 85, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. Mrs. Wheeler was born in Banks County, on November 21, 1927 to the late Archie Broa ...

Forsyth

John Glouse, Jr, 75, Cumming
John Glouse, Jr., age 75, of Cumming, GA, passed away January 23, 2013. Born in Passaic, NJ, he was preceded by his parents, John and Laura Glouse. John and Barbara lived in Montvi ...

Gwinnett

Greg J. Thornton, 57, Lawrenceville
Mr. Greg J. Thornton, age 57, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Grady Mae Thornton; and sister, ...
Mrs. Joann Higgins Holbrooks, age 74, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Holbrooks, infant sons, John Holbr ...
Teresa Smith Lance, 53, Buford
Mrs. Teresa Smith Lance, age 53, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013. She is survived by her husband of thirty-two years, Ricky C. Lance, Buford, GA; sons and dau ...

Habersham

Jessie Mae Williams, 95, Clarkesville
Jessie Mae Williams, age 95 of Clarkesville, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at Habersham Home. Born in Green County, Georgia on February 27, 1917, she was the daughter of ...
Marjorie Althea Coe, 84, Demorest
Marjorie Althea Coe, age 84, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on January 23, 2013 at home following an extended illness. Born December 9, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Osc ...

Hall

Ernest Edward Bragg, Jr, 89, Flowery Branch
Mr. Ernest Edward Bragg, Jr., age 89, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, Ja ...
Robert D. Kaufman, 90, Gainesville
Robert D. Kaufman, 90, of Gainesville died Jan. 23, 2013.Memorial Services will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at 11:00am at Mason & Ward Funeral Home Chapel.Mason & Ward F ...

Jackson

Alma Lou Hooper Haynes, 78, Commerce
Mrs. Alma Lou Hooper Haynes, age 78, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Hill Haven Nursing Home. Mrs. Haynes was born in Homer, GA to the late Leonard and Mary Gr ...
Dr. Joe Harvey Slocum, 67, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Dr. Joe Harvey Slocum, 67, of Commerce who passed away late Tuesday evening at his residence. Born in Stephens County, GA, he w ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Wanda Lorriane Gillespie, age 62, of Arcade, who passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. Mrs. Gillespie was born in Greenville, S ...

Lumpkin

Susie Abercrombie Edwards, 89, Dahlonega
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland, announces the death of Mrs. Susie Abercrombie Edwards, age 89, of Dahlonega, GA. Mrs. Edwards passed away peacefully, Wednesday, January 23rd ...
Evangelist Billy Graham, who reached millions, dies at 99
​The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99.
Former Banks Co. probate judge, county commissioner dies
A former Banks County probate judge and county commissioner, Milton Dalton, has died following an extended illness.
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.