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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Mar 28th, 2013

Dawson

Daisy Mae Evans, 94, Dawsonville
Daisy Mae Evans, age 94 of Dawson County, passed away on March 28, 2013. She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church. Daisy is preceded in death by her husband, Manuel Evans ...

Forsyth

Doris Aurena Akins, 88, of Cumming, GA died on March 27, 2013. Born in Marietta, GA, she was the daughter of Morris and Maude Groover. Her beloved husband, Herbert Akins and her ...

Gwinnett

Celia Brea Robles, 48, Duluth
Celia Brea Robles, age 48, of Duluth, GA passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013. She is survived by her children, Barbara Delmar Robles and Eric Gabriel Robles; parents, Pedro Brea a ...

Hall

Alice Bedell Dumas, Gainesville
Alice Bedell Dumas of Gainesville, GA passed away on Thursday March 28, 2013.Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Little & Davenport Chapel ...
Bedell Clark Dumas, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Bedell Clark Dumas, 88, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2013. She was a beloved wife, homemaker, and skilled seamstress. Born in Hall County on May 15, ...
Bonnie Denise Kimbrell Salazar, age 48 of Gainesville and formerly of Cornelia, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical Medical Center.Born December 15, ...
Roger Hitchcock Smith, 66, Gainesville
Mr. Roger Hitchcock Smith, age 66, of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...
William E. Butler, 83, Gainesville
William E. Butler, age 83 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Mesun Hospice in Lawrenceville, following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled f ...

Jackson

Arthur W. "Rock" Portwood, age 58 of Hoschton, GA died Thursday, March 28, 2013 following a sudden illness. Mr. Portwood has been cremated and a memorial service will be ...

Rabun

Keith Tyra 'Ty' Queen, 60, Clayton
Keith Tyra "Ty" Queen, 60, of Clayton, Georgia, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Mountain Lakes Medical Center. He was born in Rabun County and was the son of the ...
'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.