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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Oct 12th, 2013

Forsyth

Betty Bass, 86, Cumming
Betty Bass, age 86, of Cumming, formerly of Blackshear, GA, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2013. Betty was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and was saved in 1963. She taug ...

Gwinnett

Garrett Joseph Byrnes, 63, Buford
Garrett Joseph Byrnes, age 63, of Buford, GA, died Saturday, October 12, 2013 after a long battle with Neuroendocrine Carcinoid Cancer. Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, October 1 ...

Habersham

Gennieve Anderson Sanders, age 89, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2013. Mrs. Sanders was born on September 8, 1924, in Banks County, Georgia, to the late ...
Geraldine Harper Spear, 84, Commerce
Mrs. Geraldine Harper Spear, age 84, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Northridge Health and Rehab. Mrs. Spear was born in Monroe, GA to the late Gene and Clyde S ...
Ralph T. Crouch, Jr., 85, Turnerville
Ralph T. Crouch Jr., age 85, of Turnerville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2013. Mr. Crouch was born on April 19, 1928, in Meriwether County; son of the late Ralph T ...

Hall

Michael Williams, 48, Flowery Branch
Michael Williams, age 48, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, October 11, 2013. Funeral arrangements to be announced by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, ww ...

Lumpkin

Ella Sue Bowers Adams, 81, Dahlonega
Ella Sue Bowers Adams, age 81, of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services will be held at 2 ...

White

Vickie Lynn Wilson Jones, 53, Cleveland
Vickie Lynn Wilson Jones, age 53 of Cleveland passed away at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Jones was born in Atlanta on September 13, 1960 to Rachel Lee and Lurene Gooch ...
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.