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Local Obits for Sat. Jan 5th, 2013

Dawson

Donald Ramey, 75, Dawsonville
Donald Ramey, 75, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday January 5, 2013 at his residence following a short illness.Born January 4, 1938 in Buford, Georgia to the late Cicero and Ada ...

Forsyth

Elaine Layfield, 90, Cumming
Elaine Layfield, 90, joined her beloved husband, Tom Layfield, on January 5, 2013. She is survived by her sons, Richard and Steven Layfield; daughters Kathy Moreland and Pegi Fitto ...

Gwinnett

Gene Bozeman Waddy, 85, Suwanee
Mrs. Gene Bozeman Waddy, age 85, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2013. Mrs. Waddy was born April 18, 1927 in Atlanta, GA. She was a 1945 graduate of Girls High S ...
Jesse Dean Cheek, 84, Buford
Jesse Dean Cheek, age 84 of Warner Robins, GA died Saturday, January 5, 2013. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Central Baptist Church. Visitat ...
Ruth A. Cropper, 91, Buford
Mrs. Ruth A. Cropper, age 91, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, LeMoyne Cropper. She is survived by her children, Na ...

Habersham

Emma Marie Cox, 73, Clarkesville
Emma Marie Cox, age 73, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at a local area hospital following an extended illness. Miss Cox was born on February 1, ...

Hall

Joyce E. Godfrey, 84, Gainesville
Joyce Eugenia Willis Godfrey, long-time resident of Gainesville, died Saturday, January 5, 2013, at Morningside Assisted Living, where she had resided for two years. Joyce was bo ...
Willie Gene Nalley, 75, Gainesville
Mr. Willie Gene Nalley, 75 of Gainesville died Saturday January 5, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later.Little ...

Jackson

Peggy K. Sanders, 78, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Peggy K. Sanders, 78, of Jefferson, Ga., passed away January 5, 2013.Mrs. Sanders was born in Jefferson, South Carolina, a daughter o ...

Lumpkin

Meryl H. Hollis, 90, Dahlonega
Meryl H. Hollis, age 90, passed away on January 5th at her residence following a brief illness.Mrs. Hollis was born on September 28, 1922 in Willie, (Liberty County) Georgia to Jam ...
Virgin Dyer Doyle, 103, Dahlonega
VIRGIN DYER DOYLE, age 103, of Dahlonega, GA died Saturday, January 5th, 2013, at her home in Dahlonega.She was a native of Lumpkin County and was born on March 5th, 1909, and the ...

Other

Bobby Hayes, 56, Monroe
Bobby Hayes, age 56, of Monroe passed away Saturday , January 5, 2013. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-09 ...
Shannon Brian Hoxit, 39, Danielsville
Mr. Shannon Brian Hoxit, age 39, of Danielsville, GA died Saturday, January 05, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Hoxit was born in Westminster, SC to Terri Anne Hoxit of Commerce. He w ...

White

Edith Mary Ledford, 84, Cleveland
Mrs. Edith Mary Ledford age 84 of Cleveland passed away Saturday, January 05, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Ledford was born in White County the daughter of the la ...
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