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Obituaries & Related Stories

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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 17th, 2012

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George A. Whiten, Sr., 96, Gainesville
George A. "Pete" Whiten, Sr., of Gainesville died August 16, 2012 at his residence. Pete Whiten was born August 29, 1915 and was raised in Franklin County, Georgia, outs ...

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David Paul Simonds, 76, Braselton
Mr. David Paul Simonds, 76 of Braselton died Friday August 17, 2012 at the Northridge Health Center in Commerce. Born in Dawson County, Mr. Simonds was the son of the late Paul and ...
‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81
Singer Bill Withers has died
Joseph Lowery, civil rights leader and MLK aide, dies at 98
The Rev. Joseph E
Harlem Globetrotters great Curly Neal dies at 77
Fred “Curly” Neal, the dribbling wizard who entertained millions with the Harlem Globetrotters for parts of three decades, has died
Henry Skipper, former Flowery Branch mayor, dies at 96
Henry Skipper, a former mayor and city councilman for the city of Flowery Branch, died Tuesday at the age of 96.
Singer, actor, 'The Gambler': Kenny Rogers dies at 81
Actor-singer Kenny Rogers, who embodied “The Gambler” persona and whose musical career spanned jazz, folk, country and pop, has died at 81
Former dean at Gainesville College dies
A former dean at what was then Gainesville College, Steve Gurr, has died at the age of 78.
Lyle Waggoner, foil on 'The Carol Burnett Show,' dies at 84
Lyle Waggoner, who played comic foil on “The Carol Burnett Show," has died
'Exorcist' actor Max von Sydow dies at age 90
Max von Sydow, the self-described “shy boy”-turned-actor who played the priest in the horror classic “The Exorcist,” has died