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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. May 23rd, 2013

Banks

Albert Denny, 66, Alto
Albert Denny, age 66, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2013, of a sudden illness at his residence.Mr. Denny was born in Cleveland, Ohio on November 4, 1946. He was ...
Clyde Grayson Powell, age 71 of Homer, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013 at his residence.Born on July 2, 1941, in Pickens, South Carolina, he was a son of the late Charlie and Ed ...
Mary Edna Maney Chandler, age 89 of Alto, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Habersham Medical Center. Born in Banks County on November 19, 1923, she was a daughter of the late ...

Forsyth

James E. Phillips, 89, Cumming
James E. Phillips departed this earth on May 23, 2013. Mr. Jim Phillips was born in Punxsutawney, Pa in 1923; lived in Cuyahoga Falls, OH, retired to Clearwater, Florida, and recen ...

Gwinnett

Edward "Ed" Nolan passed away peacefully surrounded by his ones he laughed with, lived for, and loved on May 23, 2013 at the Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgi ...
Ruby Lanton, 91, Buford
Ms. Ruby Lanton, age 91, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Friendly and Eunice Lanton; brothers, G. T. Lanton and Junior ...

Hall

Betty M. Sims, 84, Oakwood
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m Saturday May 25, 2013 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Betty M. Sims age 84 of Oakwood. Dr. Jerry Gill will officiate. Interme ...
John Richard Major, 71, Gainesville
John Richard Major, age 71 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at his residence following a brief illness. Graveside services are sc ...
William Peter Sigmund, 77, Flowery Branch
Mr. William Peter Sigmund, age 77, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013. Born in Red Bank New Jersey in January 1936, he believed in service to his family, community, and country. ...
David Massey, 74, Gainesville
David Massey, 74, died peacefully on May 23, 2013 at Emory Hospital in Atlanta. Having valiantly battled open heart surgery that had its ups and downs for about 2 months, he ultima ...
Grady Richardson, 82, Gainesville
Mr. Grady Richardson, 82, was born on April 16, 1931 to the late Valon and Cathlean Richardson in White County, Georgia. The Lord called him home to glory on Thursday, May 23, 2013 ...

Jackson

Walter L. Petering, 83, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Walter L. Petering, age 83, of Jefferson, who passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Mr. Petering was born in Higginsville, Missouri a ...

Lumpkin

Hugh Duncan Peck, 85, Dahlonega
Mr. Hugh Duncan Peck, age 85, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013 following an extended illness.Hugh was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, GA. He was a lovi ...

Other

Ina Marie Brown Shirley, 77, Danielsville
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Ina Marie Brown Shirley age 77 of Danielsville, who passed away on Thursday May 23, 2013 at Northridge Medical Center. Mrs. Shirley was bo ...
Mary Fleming, 86, Athens
Mrs. Mary Fleming, age 86, of Lanier Gardens Retirement Community, Athens, GA died Thursday, May 23, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital. Mrs. Fleming was born in Cleveland, OH to t ...
Mickey Glenn Rooker, 53, Danielsville
Ivie Funeral Home, Madison County Chapel in Danielsville, announces memorial services for Mickey Glenn Rooker, 53, of Danielsville who passed away at his residence on Thursday. Bor ...
Olga Sirota, 84, Douglasville
Mrs. Olga Florence Sirota, age 84, of Douglasville, GA passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013. She was born September 17, 1928 in New York, NY. Mrs. Sirota loved sewing, sailing, tenn ...

White

Billy Harrison Cross, 78, Cleveland
Billy Harrison Cross, age 78 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Mr. Cross was born August 1, 1934 in Hall County to the late Lee a ...
Sprint Car driver Greg Hodnett killed in crash
Sprint Car driver Greg Hodnett has died after a crash Thursday night at BAPS Motor Speedway.
UPDATE: Donald Panoz, entrepreneur and racing innovator, dies at 83
The man who founded Chateau Elan in Braselton and brought Le Mans racing to Hall County has died at the age of 83.
Mac Miller, who collaborated with rap royalty, dies at 26
Rapper Mac Miller, whose lyrics ranged from party raps to songs about depression and drug use, has died at age 26
War hero and presidential candidate John McCain dies at 81
War hero and presidential candidate John McCain dies at 81
Robin Leach of 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous' dies
Robin Leach, whose voice crystallized the opulent 1980s on the TV show "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," has died
Former Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King dies at age 68
A family friend said Ed King, a former guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd who helped write several of the band's hits including "Sweet Home Alabama," has died in Nashville, Tennessee.
Funeral services Saturday for former Winder mayor
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 18 for former Winder Mayor Buddy Ouzts, who died this week at the age of 82.
'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died
Singer Aretha Franklin, the iconic "Queen of Soul" who voiced classics such as "Respect," "Think" and "Chain of Fools," has died at 76.