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Local Obits for Wed. Jun 20th, 2012

Banks

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 ...

Hall

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 ...
Rep. Elijah Cummings was a sharecropper's son, took on Trump
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings has died to complications from longstanding health challenges, his office said. He was 68.
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile drummer, dies at 80
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile and propulsive drummer, dies at 80
Diahann Carroll, Oscar-nominated, pioneering actress, dies
Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as "Julia," has died at 84.
Ex-French President Chirac, who stood up to US, dies at 86
Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France's role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, has died at age 86
Cokie Roberts, longtime political journalist, dies at 75
Cokie Roberts, daughter of politicians who went on the become famous as a political reporter and analyst, dies at 75
Rocker Ric Ocasek, frontman of The Cars, dead at 75
Ric Ocasek, frontman for The Cars rock band, has been found dead in a New York City apartment
NASCAR Modified legend Stefanik dies in plane crash
Mike Stefanik, one of two drivers in NASCAR history to win nine national series or touring championships, died Sunday in a small single-seat plane crash. He was 61.
Eddie Money, 'Two Tickets to Paradise' singer, dies at 70
Eddie Money, the husky-voiced, blue collar rock star known for such hits as "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "Take Me Home Tonight," has died at 70