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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Feb 24th, 2013

Banks

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday February 28, 2013 at Lebanon United Methodist Church for Mr. David Stanley "Leo" Buffington age 57 of Gillsville. Th ...
Gregory Lee Thompson, 52, Gillsville
Gregory Lee Thompson, age 52 of Gillsville, passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at his residence following a brief illness. Memorial services are scheduled fo ...

Forsyth

Joanne (Jo) Acker, 83, Cumming
Mrs. Joanne (Jo) Acker, age 83, of Cumming passed away Sunday, February 24, 2013. A native of Evansville, IN. Mrs. Acker had lived in Cumming for the past 3 years, moving here fro ...

Gwinnett

Ervin F. Robinson, 77, Buford
Mr. Ervin F. Robinson age 77 of Buford formerly of Illinois passed away Saturday February 24, 2013. Mr. Robinson was born in Illinois to the late William Erve Robinson and Leira B ...

Hall

Claude (Junior) Hyde, Jr., 83, Gainesville
Mr. Claude (Junior) Hyde, Jr., age 83, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2013 at New Horizon Nursing Home.Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, Feb. ...
Florence Patricia Turk Hand Tumlin, age 69 of Clermont, passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Dogwood Forrest Assisted Living following an extended illness. Funer ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Vera Dean Pethel Patton, 93, of Talmo, Ga., who passed away Sunday, February 24, 2013.A life long resident of Jackson County, Ga., Mr ...

White

Leonard Paul Halphen, 68, Cleveland
Mr. Leonard Paul Halphen age 68 of Cleveland passed away Sunday February 24, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Halphen was born in Baton Rouge Louisiana the son of the ...
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.