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Local Obits for Sun. Jan 15th, 2012

Dawson

Lester Wenzel, Jr., 79, Dawsonville
Lester Wenzel, Jr., 79, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday January 15, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness.Born February 19, 1932 in LaSalle, Illinois to the late Le ...

Forsyth

Joe A. Blackwood, 66, Cumming
Joe A. Blackwood, age 66, of Cumming, GA, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2012. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. Joe is preceded in death by his parents, Claude and R ...

Gwinnett

Janice Blackwell, 68, Duluth
JANICE BLACKWELL, 68, of Duluth, Georgia passed away on Sunday, January 15th, 2012.Services are pending and will be announced.Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home & Cremation Ser ...

Hall

George Hammond Law Jr., 82, Gainesville
George Hammond Law Jr. passed away on January 14, 2012, in Gainesville , Georgia , surrounded by his family and wonderful Morningside staff. He was diagnosed with Parkinson's ...
Joseph Goble III, 55, Talking Rock
Mr. Joseph Goble III, age 55, of Talking Rock, GA, passed Sunday afternoon January 15,2012 at the North Georgia Medical Center in Ellijay,GA.Surviving are the wife, Nellie Goble, T ...
Marjorie Lorene Knight Wellborn, 87 of Gainesville, Ga. passed away on Sunday January 15, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Ms. Wellborn had been in declining health fo ...
Myrtle Laurann Quaife, 84, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 4:00p.m. Tuesday January 17, 2012 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Myrtle Laurann Ford Quaife age 84 of Gainesville. High Priest R ...
Wayne M. Roberts, 69, Oakwood
Mr. Wayne M. Roberts, age 69, of Oakwood, passed away January 15, 2012 following a brief illness at Southeast Georgia Health System.Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, J ...

Jackson

Joseph Thomas Williams, 80, Commerce
Mr. Joseph Thomas Williams, age 80 of Commerce died Sunday, January 15, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Williams was born in Commerce to the late, Bill and Hilda Wilbanks Williams. He ...

White

Ada Mae Wurst Patterson, 101, Dahlonega
Mrs. Ada Mae Wurst Patterson, age 101, died January 15, 2012 at Foothills Retirement Home in Dahlonega.A memorial service for Mrs. Patterson is scheduled for 2 PM Sunday, March 25, ...
Rita Lepera Fain, 79, Helen
Rita Lepera Fain, age 79, of Helen, GA passed away Sunday January 15, 2012 at a private health care center in Cleveland, GA. Mrs. Rita Fain (Gram) was born in Philadelphia PA, to t ...
'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77
Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into an Oscar winning 1994 movie that became an enduring cultural phenomenon, has died
Tom Seaver, heart and mighty arm of Miracle Mets, dies at 75
Hall of Fame pitcher and New York Mets icon Tom Seaver has died at 75
Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78
The college basketball coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown has died
Chadwick Boseman, who embodied Black icons, dies of cancer
First Chadwick Boseman slipped on the cleats of Jackie Robinson, then the Godfather of Soul’s dancing shoes, portraying both Black American icons with a searing intensity that commanded respect
Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95
A longtime adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H
Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' and 'Natural' actor, dies at 85
Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to indelible character actor in films including “Cocoon” and “The Natural,” has died
Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress, dies at 104
Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland, best known as the kindly Melanie in “Gone With the Wind,” has died
NASCAR Hall of Famer Maurice Petty passes away
NASCAR Hall of Fame engine builder Maurice Petty passed away Saturday morning, according to a statement released by Richard Petty Motorsports. He was 81 years old.