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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 ...
NASCAR’s Ted Christopher passes away in plane crash
NASCAR champion Ted Christopher passed away Saturday after being involved in a plane crash in Connecticut. He was 59.
Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91
Hollywood is mourning the loss of beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton
Hall County's first fire chief dies at 72
Larry Williams, who was the first chief of the Hall County Fire Department, died Thursday at his home in Maysville.
Janice Riley, longtime head of Ninth District Opportunity, dies
The funeral will be held Saturday for Janice Riley, longtime executive director of Gainesville-based Ninth District Opportunity, who died earlier this week following a brief illness.
Tommy Irvin, longtime Georgia agriculture chief, dies at 88
​Former Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin, whose four decades in office made him one of the longest-serving statewide officials in U.S., died at the age of 88, the department he once ran confirmed Friday.
'Cheers' actor, radio host Jay Thomas dies at 69
A publicist for Jay Thomas says the actor and radio host has died at 69
Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91
Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, died Sunday at 91 in Las Vegas
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies
Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.