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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Dec 21st, 2013

Dawson

Elga Mincey, 86, Dawsonville
Elga Mincey, 86, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday December 21, 2013 at New Horizons following a period of declining health. Born January 21, 1927 to the late Arthur and Maggie W ...
Fred Sartin, 84, Dawsonville
Fred Sartin, 84, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday December 21, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born September 23, 1929 in Cairo, Georgia to the late Samuel and Essie Sa ...

Forsyth

Aleah Susan Keeton, 33, Cumming
Aleah Susan Keeton, age 33, of Cumming, passed away Friday, December 20, 2013. Aleah worked at Michael's and was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. She is preceded in dea ...
Linda Lynn Baker, 45, Cumming
Linda Lynn Baker, age 45, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, December 21, 2013. Linda served as a Home Health Caregiver. She never met a stranger and always had a smile for everyone ...

Gwinnett

Patricia Whidby Smith, 68, Lawrenceville
Patricia Whidby Smith, age 68, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2013. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Lisa Deonna Barrett; parents, Leonard and ...

Hall

Donald Wilson Bennett, 72, Gainesville
Mr. Donald Wilson Bennett, 72, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away Saturday December 21, 2013. Born in Dawsonville, Ga on September 20, 1941, he was the son of the late Bill Wilson and ...
Evelyn Ruth Bellamy Frady, 83, Gainesville
Mrs. Evelyn Ruth Bellamy Frady age 83 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday December 21, 2013 following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday December 23, ...
Lou Nelle Gee, 86, Gainesville
Funeral Services will be held 2:00 pm Monday December 23, 2013 in Wards FuneralHome Chapel for Lou Nelle Gee , 86 , of Flowery Branch , Ga. Rev. Leon Thompsonand Rev. William Gee w ...
Mary L. Jackson, 85, Gainesville
Mary L. Jackson, age 85 of Gainesville, Ga. died Friday December 20, 2013 at her residence following an extended illness. Services are scheduled for Monday at 2 PM December 23, 201 ...
Virginia Ann Deavers, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Virginia Ann Deavers age 85 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday December 21, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services are schedu ...

Jackson

Cathy Elaine Bruce, 58, Commerce
Mrs. Cathy Elaine Bruce, age 58, of Commerce, GA died Friday, December 20, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Bruce was born in Trenton, NJ to Irene Cowart Pace of Commerce and the late ...

Other

Betty Jean Mathis, 77, Commerce
Mrs. Betty Jean Mathis, age 77, of Danielsville, GA died Friday, December 20, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Mathis was born in Commerce, GA to the late William guy and Ruby Smith Be ...

White

Lynda Bishop Turner, 76, Cleveland
Lynda Bishop Turner, age 76 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, December 21, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Turner was born November 15, 1937 in Gainesville, GA to the late George and ...
'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.