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Local Obits for Sun. Jan 20th, 2013

Dawson

Robby Loyd Burnett, 47, Dawsonville
Robby Loyd Burnett, of Dawsonville, GA, age 47, passed away on January 20, 2013. There was no greater father on earth than Robby. He cherished his two sons and was so proud of the ...

Forsyth

James Clifford Dowdy, 83, Cumming
James Clifford Dowdy, 83, of Cumming, GA died on January 20, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born in Tucker, GA he was the son of the late John and Elsie Dowdy. His beloved w ...

Gwinnett

Elizabeth Nichols, 98, Suwanee
Elizabeth Nichols, age 98 of Suwanee and formerly of Habersham Mills, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013.Born in Habersham County on April 18, 1914, she was the daughter of the l ...
Sammy 'Sam' Scott, 71, Buford
Mr. Sammy "Sam" Scott, age 71, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2013. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Martha Sue Standridge Scott. He is survi ...
William Earl (Bud) Sears, III, age 67, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2013. He was preceded in death by his son, William Earl (Wes) Sears, IV; parents, Willia ...

Habersham

Grace Watson Coker, 92, Demorest
Grace Watson Coker, age 92 of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at the Habersham Medical Center. A life-long native of Habersham County, Georgia, Grace was ...

Hall

Reverend Lew E. Ayres, 83, Gainesville
Reverend Lew E. Ayres, age 83, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013 at his residence under the care of hospice. A Memorial Service will be ...
Hubert "FLAP" Samuel Higgins, age 83, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2013. He was preceded in death by parents, Noah and Flora Higgins; brother, Larry H ...

Jackson

Stoy H. Chandler, Jr., 88, Commerce
Mr. Stoy H. Chandler, Jr., age 88 of Commerce died Sunday, January 20, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Chandler was born in Royston to the late, Stoy H. and Margie Lee Culbertson Chand ...

White

Patricia Ellis, 61, Cleveland
Patricia Ellis, age 61 of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013 her residence. Ms. Ellis was born July 23, 1951 in White County to the late Spencer Sr. and Mary Martin Wa ...
Robert James Wedwaldt, 74, Cleveland
Robert James Wedwaldt, age 75 of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Wedwaldt was born July 17, 1937 in Panama Canal to the late William and Anna ...
Funeral Tuesday for well-known Gainesville businessman, attorney Sonny Sykes
Funeral services for Gainesville attorney and businessman William I. "Sonny" Sykes, Jr. are scheduled for Tuesday, July 13 at Free Chapel Worship Center.
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies at 88
The family of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says he has died
Local philanthropist and journalist Lessie Smithgall dies at 110
Lessie Smithgall, a longtime Gainesville philanthropist and journalist, died Friday, June 25 at the age of 110.
Frank Bonner, Herb on 'WKRP in Cincinnati,' dies at 79
Frank Bonner, who played a brash salesman with a love of flashy plaid suits on the TV comedy “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died
Ned Beatty, indelible in 'Deliverance,' 'Network' dies at 83
Ned Beatty, the indelible character actor whose first film role as a genial vacationer raped by a backwoodsman in 1972′s “Deliverance” launched him on a long, prolific and accomplished career, has died
'Hooked on a Feeling' singer B.J. Thomas dies at 78
One of the country’s most popular and versatile singers, B
Former US Sen. John Warner of Virginia dies at 94
Former Sen. John W
Charles Grodin, 'Midnight Run,' 'Heartbreak Kid,' star, dies
Charles Grodin, the offbeat actor and writer who scored as a newlywed cad in “The Heartbreak Kid” and the father in the “Beethoven” comedies, has died