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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Dec 9th, 2012

Forsyth

Mary Patten, 80, Cumming
Mary Patten, of Cumming, GA, age 80, passed away on December 9, 2012. Mary loved gardening and cooking and was well known for her delicious tea cakes. Mary is preceded in death by ...

Gwinnett

Rachel Bailey Hanes, 85, Buford
Mrs. Rachel Bailey Hanes, age 85, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Hanes. She is survived by her brother, Curt ...
Walter Jay Edwards, 92, Buford
Memorial Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday December 12, 2012 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Walter Jay Edwards age 92 of Buford. Dr. Sondra Jones will ...

Hall

Brent Lamar Collier, 55, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday December 12, 2012 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Brent Lamar Collier age 55 of Gainesville. The Rev. Willard ...

Lumpkin

Betty Joe Burt Mooney, 80, Dahlonega
Mrs. Betty Joe Burt Mooney, age 80, of Dahlonega, GA died Sunday December 9, 2012, at Alzheimer's Care Center in Commerce, GA.Betty Jo was born in Dawson County, GA, August 4, ...

Other

Bobbie Mitchell Burns Sullivan, 77, of Carnesville, GA, passed away Sunday morning December 9, 2012, at the Ty Cobb Medical Center, Lavonia, GA.Born November 9, 1935, in Walker Cou ...
Vernon Jordan, activist, former Clinton adviser, has died
According to a statement from his daughter, Vernon Jordan, a civil rights activist and former adviser to President Bill Clinton, has died
Mincey Marble founder, marble innovator dies at 86
​Kenneth Mincey, who founded Gainesville-based Mincey Marble cast marble company, passed away at the age of 86 Friday.
Jo Ann Adams, Gainesville's first female pharmacist, dies at 93
When Jo Ann Trapnell Adams graduated from the University of Georgia School of Pharmacy, she was just 20 years old.
Marty Schottenheimer, NFL coach with 200 wins, dies at 77
The longtime NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer has died
Mary Wilson, longest-reigning original Supreme, dies at 76
Mary Wilson, the longest-reigning original Supreme, has died at 76 years old
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. dies at 67
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. has died after battling prostate and other cancers
Oscar winner, ‘Sound of Music’ star Christopher Plummer dies
Christopher Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film “The Sound of Music” and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award winner in history, has died
Hal Holbrook, prolific actor who played Twain, dies at 95
Award-winning character actor Hal Holbrook who toured the world as Mark Twain in a one-man show and uttered the immortal advice “Follow the money” in the political thriller “All the President’s Men,” has died