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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 5th, 2013

Dawson

Donald Ramey, 75, Dawsonville
Donald Ramey, 75, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday January 5, 2013 at his residence following a short illness.Born January 4, 1938 in Buford, Georgia to the late Cicero and Ada ...

Forsyth

Elaine Layfield, 90, Cumming
Elaine Layfield, 90, joined her beloved husband, Tom Layfield, on January 5, 2013. She is survived by her sons, Richard and Steven Layfield; daughters Kathy Moreland and Pegi Fitto ...

Gwinnett

Gene Bozeman Waddy, 85, Suwanee
Mrs. Gene Bozeman Waddy, age 85, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2013. Mrs. Waddy was born April 18, 1927 in Atlanta, GA. She was a 1945 graduate of Girls High S ...
Jesse Dean Cheek, 84, Buford
Jesse Dean Cheek, age 84 of Warner Robins, GA died Saturday, January 5, 2013. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Central Baptist Church. Visitat ...
Ruth A. Cropper, 91, Buford
Mrs. Ruth A. Cropper, age 91, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, LeMoyne Cropper. She is survived by her children, Na ...

Habersham

Emma Marie Cox, 73, Clarkesville
Emma Marie Cox, age 73, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at a local area hospital following an extended illness. Miss Cox was born on February 1, ...

Hall

Joyce E. Godfrey, 84, Gainesville
Joyce Eugenia Willis Godfrey, long-time resident of Gainesville, died Saturday, January 5, 2013, at Morningside Assisted Living, where she had resided for two years. Joyce was bo ...
Willie Gene Nalley, 75, Gainesville
Mr. Willie Gene Nalley, 75 of Gainesville died Saturday January 5, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later.Little ...

Jackson

Peggy K. Sanders, 78, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Peggy K. Sanders, 78, of Jefferson, Ga., passed away January 5, 2013.Mrs. Sanders was born in Jefferson, South Carolina, a daughter o ...

Lumpkin

Meryl H. Hollis, 90, Dahlonega
Meryl H. Hollis, age 90, passed away on January 5th at her residence following a brief illness.Mrs. Hollis was born on September 28, 1922 in Willie, (Liberty County) Georgia to Jam ...
Virgin Dyer Doyle, 103, Dahlonega
VIRGIN DYER DOYLE, age 103, of Dahlonega, GA died Saturday, January 5th, 2013, at her home in Dahlonega.She was a native of Lumpkin County and was born on March 5th, 1909, and the ...

Other

Bobby Hayes, 56, Monroe
Bobby Hayes, age 56, of Monroe passed away Saturday , January 5, 2013. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-09 ...
Shannon Brian Hoxit, 39, Danielsville
Mr. Shannon Brian Hoxit, age 39, of Danielsville, GA died Saturday, January 05, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Hoxit was born in Westminster, SC to Terri Anne Hoxit of Commerce. He w ...

White

Edith Mary Ledford, 84, Cleveland
Mrs. Edith Mary Ledford age 84 of Cleveland passed away Saturday, January 05, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Ledford was born in White County the daughter of the la ...
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.
NASCAR Hall of Famer, World War II vet Bud Moore dies at 92
NASCAR Hall of Famer Bud Moore, a World War II veteran awarded five Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars, has died. He was 92.