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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 3rd, 2013

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John R. Petralia, 99, Auburn
John R. Petralia, age 99, Auburn, GA, died Saturday, August 3, 2013 after a brief illness. Mr. Petralia has been cremated and no services are planned at this time. Mr. Petralia is ...

Forsyth

Helen Marie Nichols McGinnis, age 83, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2013.She graduated from Forsyth County High School in 1947 and went on to work at the Lockheed Nuc ...

Habersham

Brenda Crow Sosebee, 65, Demorest
Brenda Crow Sosebee, age 65, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2013. Mrs. Sosebee was born in Clarkesville, Georgia on September 4, 1947. She was preceded i ...

Hall

Helen Laverne Canup, age 82, of Lula, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Northridge Health and Rehab in Commerce.Born on January 3, 1931, in Spartanburg, SC, she was a daughte ...
Joseph Wilton LeBlanc, Jr.,, 82, Flowery Branch
Joseph Wilton LeBlanc, Jr., known as Buddy, was born on June 27, 1931 in Atlanta GA and died on August 3, 2013 in Flowery Branch, GA. He was the son of Joseph Wilton LeBlanc, Sr. a ...
Sharon Wilson Martin, 56, Gainesville
Sharon Wilson Martin, wife of Donald "Don" Martin, of, Gainesville, GA died Saturday August 3, 2013 at home of a sudden illness. A native of Hall County, Mrs. Martin is ...

Other

Mrs. Rebecca Jane Allen Black age 91 of Atlanta, GA died Saturday, August 3, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Mrs. Black was born in Commerce to the late, Frank and Earlie Seag ...

White

Byrd T. Moss, 75, Sautee-Nacoochee
Mrs. Byrd T. Moss age 75 of Sautee-Nacoochee passed away Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Habersham County Medical Center. Mrs. Moss was born in White County the daughter of the late Sa ...
'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.