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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 ...
Former Banks Co. probate judge, county commissioner dies
A former Banks County probate judge and county commissioner, Milton Dalton, has died following an extended illness.
Daughter: Popular crooner Vic Damone dies in Florida at 89
Family members say crooner Vic Damone has died in Florida at the age of 89
Memorial service set for Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere
DEMOREST — Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere will be remembered in a memorial service at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Atlanta.
Head of state educators group dies; was former Forsyth Co. schools superintendent
Dr. Allene Magill, executive director of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators and former schools superintendent in Forsyth County, died unexpectedly at her home Saturday.
Former Gainesville business, civic leader dies
A prominent Athens businessman with strong ties to Gainesville, Claude Williams, Junior, has died.
'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