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Local Obits for Tue. Oct 1st, 2013

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Charles Edward Maxey, 85, Winder
Charles Edward Maxey, age 85, of Winder passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706 ...

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James William "Bill" Rice, 82, Dawsonville
Mr. James William "Bill" Rice, age 82, of Dawsonville, GA (Lumpkin County) died Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at his home.Bill was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, and d ...

Habersham

Demmie Lucille Shirley Mason, age 81, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, October 1 2013.Mrs. Mason was born on November 24, 1931, in Cornelia, Georgia; daughter of the l ...
William Phillip 'Bill' Sands, 79, Clarkesville
Funeral services for William Phillip "Bill" Sands, age 79 of Clarkesville will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 5, 2013 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. To ...

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Emmie Joyce Gilbert, 77, Gainesville
Emmie Joyce Gilbert, age 77, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, August 31, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Gilbert; parents, Eugene and Jessie Dell Holmes ...
Mary Catherine Nix, 91, Clermont
Mrs. Mary Catherine Nix age 91 of Clermont, Ga. died Sept. 30, 20l3 at a private nursing home. A memorial service will be held a at a later date. Strickland Funeral Home, Clermont.
Mary Grace Carney Coker, 70, Gainesville
Mary Grace Carney Coker, age 70 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral servic ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Rush "Jim" Palmer, Jr., age 74, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Mr. Palmer was born in Chat ...
Tracy Hope Cowart, 49, Jefferson
Tracy Hope Cowart, age 49, of Jefferson passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706 ...

Lumpkin

Mrs. Thelma Lorene Strickland Carruth, age 83, of Dahlonega, GA died Monday, October 1, 2013.Lorene was born and raised in Lumpkin County, spent 47 years in Watkinsville, GA with h ...

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Nancy R. Lloyd, 61, Atlanta
Nancy R. Lloyd, of Atlanta, passed away peacefully, on Oct. 1, 2013, just a mere two months after losing her beloved husband of 61 years, Bob. She was the daughter of the late Earl ...
'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.