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Local Obits for Thu. May 9th, 2013

Banks

Margaret Sheppard, 72, Gillsville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Margaret Ann Sheppard, age 71, of Gillsville, Ga. who passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2013.Mrs. Sheppard was born in Weaverville, Nor ...

Gwinnett

Amy Crook Daniel, 78, Lawrenceville
Mrs. Amy Crook Daniel, age 78, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Clinton Daniel. She is survived by her ch ...

Habersham

Leigh Betts, 60, Demorest
Leigh Betts, age 60, of Demorest, Georgia, formerly of Washington, D.C., passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 9, 2013. Leigh was born on February 2, 1953, in Washington, D.C. She ...

Hall

Joseph Douglas Ralston, 70, Gainesville
Mr. Joseph Douglas "Buddy" Ralston, age 70, of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, May 09, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral services are scheduled for 2:30 ...
Kensiyah Ivory Peterson, 5 w, Gainesville
Kensiyah Ivory Peterson age 5 weeks of Gainesville passed away May 9, 2013 at her residence following a sudden illness.She is the daughter of Kendrick Peterson and Africa Ramsey. O ...

Jackson

Juanita Irene Payne, 78, Commerce
Mrs. Juanita Irene Payne, age 78 of Commerce died Thursday, May 09, 2013 at Northridge Health and Rehab Center.Mrs. Payne was born in Eatonton to the late, Oscar and Zonnia Eller ...
Raphael D. Barnett, 86, Commerce
Raphael D. Barnett peacefully went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 9, 2013, surrounded by his family. Raphael was born January 25, 1927 in Jackson County. Raphael was a native ...

Other

Louise Marie Hoopaugh, age 85, of Atlanta, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013. She was a member of Beaver Run Baptist Church. Marie is preceded in death by her parents, Homer and Ol ...
'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.