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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Aug 2nd, 2011

Dawson

Charles T. "Charlie" Salter, 69, Dawsonville
Charles T. "Charlie" Salter, 69, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday August 2, 2011 at The Oaks at Limestone following a period of declining health.Born February 5, 1942 i ...
Lance Oxyer, 46, Dawsonville
Lance Oxyer, 46, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday August 2, 2011 at his residence following a sudden illness.Born July 29, 1965 in Cleveland, Ohio, he lived in Dawson County for ...

Forsyth

Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Smith, age 23, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2011. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Ben loved ...

Habersham

Lillie Jane Edwards Sayne, 96, Clarkesville
Mrs. Lillie Jane Edwards Sayne age 96 of Clarkesville passed away Tuesday, August 02, 2011 at her granddaughters residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Sayne was born May 29 ...

Hall

Ana Francisa Rojos Vda de Olarte, age 95 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Sa ...
Eugene "Gene" Ray, 71, Gainesville
Eugene "Gene" Ray, age 71 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, ...
Sandra Mae Lewis, 72, Flowery Barnch
Mrs. Sandra Mae Lewis, age 72, of Flowery Branch, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2011. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Friday, August 5, 2011 at Zion Hill Baptist Church wit ...

Jackson

James R. "Mickey" Smith, 82, Commerce
James R. "Mickey" Smith, age 82 of Clayton, formerly of Commerce, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at Mountain View Nursing Home in Clayton, Georgia, following an e ...
Janice Wilbanks, 65, Nicholson
Ms. Janice Wilbanks, age 65, of Nicholson, GA died Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at Northridge Medical Center. Ms. Wilbanks was born in Selma, AL to the late Verner Willie Wilbanks. Sh ...

White

Doyal Sanford Thornton, 82, Cleveland
The was a grand celebration in heaven on Aug. 2, 2011, as Doyal Sanford Thornton Sr., age 82, entered into the realm of Glory.There to greet him was his father, James J. Thornton; ...
Mildred Elliott, 84, Cleveland
Mildred Elliott, 84, of Cleveland passed away Sunday July 31, 2011 at Freiendship Healthcare following an extended illness. Ms. Elliott was born in White County to the late Paul an ...
'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.