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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Oct 29th, 2013

Forsyth

David Lewis Hamby, 76, Cumming
David Lewis Hamby, age 76, of Cumming, GA died October 29, 2013. Mr. Hamby, a native of Cumming, was the son of the late Lewis Franklin & Ellene Mullinax Hamby. He was also pre ...
Terrell H. Higgins, 82, Cumming
Terrell H. Higgins, age 82, and a native of Forsyth County, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013 following a long term illness. He was a loving husband, father, and very special P ...

Gwinnett

Frank Alexander Sbrocco received eternal peace on October 29th. He was preceded in death by his parents Jennie and Dominic Sbrocco and sister-in-law, Eleanor Sbrocco. He is surviv ...
Philip Wayne Birchall, 50, Lawrenceville
Philip Wayne Birchall, age 50, of Lawrenceville passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Funeral Services will be held 12:30 pm Friday, November 1, 2013 at Oakwood Baptist Church, 42 ...
Rita Streetman, 82, Suwanee
Rita Streetman, age 82, of Suwanee, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Buck Streetman; son, Michael Streetman; sister, Rebecca Smith. ...

Habersham

Aileen Haley Conn, 55, Clarkesville
Mrs. Aileen Haley Conn, age 55, of Clarkesville, GA, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born September 30, 1958 in Athens, GA, she was a dau ...

Hall

Ivie Funeral Home of Commerce announces the services for Inez Josephine O'Kelley Watkins of Lula who passed away on Tuesday October 29th, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Health Syst ...
Ruby Martin Samples, 93, Gainesville
Ruby Martin Samples, age 93 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Southern Traditions in Buchanan, Georgia following an extended illness. ...
Sandra (Sandy) Overbeck, 78, Flowery Branch
Sandra (Sandy) Overbeck, 78, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on October 29, 2013. She was preceded in death by husband of twenty eight years, Donald Overbeck, parents, William a ...

Jackson

Roger Wesley Sears, 52, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Roger Wesley Sears, age 52 of Commerce, who passed away on Tuesday October 29th, 2013 at Athens Regional Medical Center.Mr. Sear ...

Lumpkin

Charles Vandervender, 72, Dahlonega
Charles Vandervender 72 of Dahlonega passed away on 10/29/2013. Graveside service at 4 PM on 10/30/2013 at Antioch church.
Zak McConnell, 26, Dahlonega
Zak McConnell, age 26, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Zak was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and an accomplished musician. He was a teaching assist ...

Other

Gladys Marie White Woods, 93, Fayetteville
Gladys Marie White Woods, age 93, of Fayetteville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Doctors Hospice of Georgia.Born on November 07, 1919 in Banks County, she was a ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. William "Bill" Ralph Robarts, Jr., 76, of Carnesville, Ga., who passed away on October 29, 2013.Mr. Robarts was born in Tamp ...

White

Clarence Earl Sible, 70, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Clarence Earl Sible, age 70 of Cleveland. Mr. Sible passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Funeral arrangements are i ...
'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.