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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Aug 27th, 2012

Gwinnett

Joseph Albert Romero entered into rest with his Heavenly Father on August 27, 2012. Joseph was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather known for his quick wit and gentle spirit ...
Martha Larson Kennedy, 72, Suwanee
Martha Larson Kennedy, 72, of Suwanee, GA died at her home on August 27, 2012.Funeral mass will be held at 10:30 am on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic ...
Wade Cowart, 70, Sugar Hill
Mr. Wade Cowart, age 70, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Monday, August 27, 2012. He is survived by his wife of forty-nine years, June Cowart, Sugar Hill, GA; daughters and sons-in- ...

Habersham

Della Whitworth Taylor, 96, Demorest
Della Whitworth Taylor, age 96 of Demorest, passed away August 27, 2012, at her residence. Born in Rabun County on August 22, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Earl ...
George W. Sliger, 88, Demorest
George W. Sliger, age 88 of Demorest, passed away Monday, August 27, 2012.Born in Boonsville, Arkansas on December 31, 1923, he was the son of the late George and Cora Sliger. He w ...

Hall

Christopher "Spanky" Brandon Gooch, age 33 of Lula, passed away on Monday, August 27, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. ...
Lydia Jane Hoffman, 50, Gainesville
Lydia Jane Hoffman, age 50 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, August 27, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are schedu ...
Paulene Faye Martin, 82, Gainesville
Mrs. Paulene Faye Martin. 82, of Gainesville passed away at her home on Monday, August 27, 2012 following a period of declining health. A resident of Hall County, she was the daugh ...
Shirley Ruth Parker, 82, Flowery Branch
Shirley Ruth Parker, age 82 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Monday, August 27, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. The ...
Terry Gibson, 54, Flowery Branch
Mr. Terry Gibson, age 54, of Flowery Branch passed away Monday, August 27, 2012 at the Shepherd Spinal Center.Memorial Services will be 12:00 p.m., Friday, August 31, 2012 at North ...

Jackson

Barry T. Edington, 70, Commerce
The last alarm sounded for Deputy Chief Barry T. Edington, Dekalb Fire Services (Ret) on August 27, 2012.Born on July 8, 1942 in Miami, Florida, he was the son of the late Theodore ...
Janice N. Weaver, 73, Braselton
Mrs. Janice N. Weaver, age 73, of Braselton passed away Monday, August 27, 2012 at her residence, following an extended illness.Funeral Services will be 4:00 p.m., Thursday, August ...
Jeffrey Lee White, 46, Commerce
Mr. Jeffrey Lee White, age 45, of Commerce, GA died Monday, August 27, 2012 at his residence. Mr. White was born in Jackson County to Leon White of Homer and the late Linda Wild ...
Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey dies as age 77
Pro Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey has died at the age of 77
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