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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jul 2nd, 2013

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Jerry Hyde, 78, Cumming
Jerry Hyde, age 78, of Cumming, GA, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at the Halcyon Hospice House in Sandy Springs, GA. He was predeceased by his parents, Herbert and Cora Lee Hy ...

Habersham

Joseph A. 'Joe' Pontes, 71, Cornelia
Joseph A. "Joe" Pontes, age 71, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Mr. Pontes was born on April 20, 1942, in Fall River, Massachusetts; son of th ...

Hall

Brandon Parnell, 26, Dacula
Mr. Brandon Parnell, age 26, of Dacula, GA passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Parnell. He is survived by his mother, Evelyn Carr M ...
Dorinda Robertson 'Wendy' Kemp, 77, Flowery Branch
Graveside Services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday July 5, 2013 in Alta Vista Cemetery for Dorinda Robertson "Wendy" Kemp age 77 of Flowery Branch. The Rev. Phil Carpe ...
Ray Cooper Spinks, 79, Oakwood
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Westside Baptist Church for Ray Cooper Spinks, age 79, of Oakwood. Rev. Mike Taylor, Rev. Dan Fuller and Rev. J ...

Jackson

Frances S. Mathis, 77, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Frances S. Mathis, 77, of Jefferson, Ga., who passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Mrs. Mathis was born in Madison, Georgia a daugh ...
Ronald Dwayne Palmer, 42, Hoschton
Ronald Dwayne Palmer, age 42, of Hoschton passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013. A Memorial Service will be announced by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654 ...

White

Elese Vandiver Fain, 97, Helen
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland, announces the death of Mrs. Elese Vandiver Fain, age 97 of Helen. Mrs. Fain passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Elese was born in White County ...
'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.