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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 ...
'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77
Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into an Oscar winning 1994 movie that became an enduring cultural phenomenon, has died
Tom Seaver, heart and mighty arm of Miracle Mets, dies at 75
Hall of Fame pitcher and New York Mets icon Tom Seaver has died at 75
Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78
The college basketball coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown has died
Chadwick Boseman, who embodied Black icons, dies of cancer
First Chadwick Boseman slipped on the cleats of Jackie Robinson, then the Godfather of Soul’s dancing shoes, portraying both Black American icons with a searing intensity that commanded respect
Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95
A longtime adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H
Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' and 'Natural' actor, dies at 85
Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to indelible character actor in films including “Cocoon” and “The Natural,” has died
Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress, dies at 104
Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland, best known as the kindly Melanie in “Gone With the Wind,” has died
NASCAR Hall of Famer Maurice Petty passes away
NASCAR Hall of Fame engine builder Maurice Petty passed away Saturday morning, according to a statement released by Richard Petty Motorsports. He was 81 years old.