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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Nov 29th, 2011

Forsyth

John George Sofikitis, 77, Cumming
John G. SofikitisBeloved and Dedicated Family Man, Life-Long EducatorJohn George Sofikitis, formerly of Brookfield, OH and Cumming, GA passed into the arms of our Lord on November ...
Mark Ceasar McGuinness, 81, Cumming
Mark Ceasar McGuinness, 81, of Cumming, GA died at his home on November 29, 2011. Born in Mineola, NY he was the son of the late Michael and Margaret McGuinness. He was predeceas ...

Gwinnett

Frances Louise Rylee, 92, Norcross
Mrs. Frances Louise Rylee, age 92, of Norcross, GA died Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at Embracing Hospice-Snellville. Mrs. Rylee was born in Acworth, GA to the late Jessie and Ola C ...

Habersham

Burean "Buck" Lovell, 85, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Burean "Buck" Lovell, age 85, of Clarkesville will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, December 3, 2011 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Anthony ...
Flora Tench Maney, 80, Cornelia
Flora Tench Maney, age, 80, of Cornelia, went home to be with the Lord on November 29, 2011, after an extended illness. Flora was born on December 14, 1930 in Demorest, Georgia, to ...
John Calvin Stamey, 72, Demorest
John Calvin Stamey, age 72 of Demorest, passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2011, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Habersham County on November 26, 1939, he was the son o ...

Hall

Jack E. Still, 75, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 1, 2011 in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Mr. Jack E. Still, 75, of Gainesville. The Rev. Davi ...
McKenny "Mack" Garner Thompson, age 64 of St. Simons Island, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick, Georgia, ...
Rev. Wilburn E. Peeples, 91, Gainesville
Rev. Wilburn E. Peeples age 91 of Gainesville passed away Tuesday Nov. 29, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Rev. Peeples was born May 3, 1920 ...
Timothy "BO" Bill Carpenter Sr., age 51, of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2011. Memorial services will be Sunday, December 04, 2011 at the residence of ...

Jackson

Eula Rea Duffel Smith, 90, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Eula Rea Duffel Smith, 90,of Commerce who died Tuesday afternoon, November 29, 2011 at the Northridge Medical Center in Commerce ...
'WKRP' creator Hugh Wilson dies; was married to Gainesville native
Hugh Wilson, who created the CBS sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" in 1978, has died.
Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dead from pneumonia complications
Dan Gurney, the first driver to win in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Gurney began racing in 1955 and won in nearly every racing series he attempted.
Keith Jackson, sportscaster with 'Whoa, Nelly! call, dies
Keith Jackson, the down-home voice of college football for more than 5 decades, dies at 89
Former Clermont City Council member 'Ma' Rogers has died
Mary Ellen "Ma" Rogers, the oldest Clermont City Council member until she was defeated in a re-election bid four years ago, has died.
NHRA Drag Racing legend Bob Glidden passes away
Bob Glidden, one of the most dominant forces in the history of NHRA Drag Racing, died on Sunday, December 17.
Former Atlanta Falcons great Tommy Nobis dies at 74
Tommy Nobis, the first player ever drafted by Atlanta in 1966 and a hard-hitting linebacker who went on to spent his entire 11-year career with the Falcons, has died after an extended illness at age 74
Jim Nabors, Gomer Pyle on 'Andy Griffith Show,' dies at 87
Jim Nabors, who played Gomer Pyle on TV's "The Andy Griffith Show," has died at 87
Big-haired ‘White Knight of Soul’ Wayne Cochran dies at 78
​Wayne Cochran, the “blue-eyed soul” singer known for his towering pompadour, has died of cancer at his Florida home, according to his son Christopher Cochran. He was 78.