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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jun 20th, 2012

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Mrs. Gaynelle Irene Parks Wheeler, age 74 of Gillsville died Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Wheeler was born in Gainesville to the late, Mario ...

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Homer "Lee" Fields, 77, Gainesville
Homer "Lee" Fields, age 77, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away peacefully at 11:26 AM on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a sudden il ...
Hugh D. Hawkes, 95, Gainesville
Hugh D. Hawkes, age 95 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, ...
Lynda B. Muir, 69, Gainesville
Lynda B. Muir, 69, of Gainesville, GA passed peacefully in her sleep, at her home in Woodland Hills, CA early Wednesday morning, June 20th. Lynda was the widow of the late James W. ...
Tony Lamar Sailers, 37, Gainesville
Tony Lamar Sailers, age 37 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial services a ...

Other

Gilbert Alexander Swafford, age 85 of Oxford, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at MeSun Hospice Center following an extended illness. Graveside services ...

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Johnny (Buck) Truelove, 74, Cleveland
Mr. Johnny (Buck) Truelove age 74 of Cleveland passed away Wednesday June 20, 2012 at his residence following a long battle with cancer.Mr. Truelove was born August 16, 1937 to th ...
Lee Elder, 1st Black golfer to play Masters, dies at age 87
Golf pioneer Lee Elder has died at the age of 87
Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79
Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, while becoming the longest-serving team boss in the sport’s history.
Towering musical theater master Stephen Sondheim dies at 91
Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century, has died
Prince, poultry pioneer, dies at 93
Jack Prince of Gainesville, the man who invented the chicken deboning machine, has died at the age of 93.
Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou on 'The Andy Griffith Show,' has died
Betty Lynn, who was best known as Barney Fife's sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died at the age of 95
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92
Jane Powell, who starred in Hollywood golden age musicals, has died
Michael Constantine of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' dies at 94
Michael Constantine, an Emmy Award-winning character actor who reached worldwide fame playing the Windex bottle-toting father of the bride in the 2002 film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” has died