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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. May 27th, 2013

Forsyth

Sarah Helen Griggs, 88, of Cumming, GA passed away on May 27, 2013. Born in Carrollton, GA she was the daughter of the late Wiley and Mary Driver. She was also preceded in death b ...
Sarah Helen Griggs, 88, Cumming
Sarah Helen Griggs, 88, of Cumming, GA passed away on May 27, 2013. Born in Carrollton, GA she was the daughter of the late Wiley and Mary Driver. She was also preceded in death b ...

Gwinnett

Robert M. 'Bob' Knox, 82, Buford
Mr. Robert M. "Bob" Knox, age 82, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, May 27, 2013. He is survived by his wife of fifty-six years, Barbara J. Knox, Buford, GA; children, ...

Habersham

Jessie York Wood, 72, Clarkesville
Hillside Memorial Chapel announces the death of Jessie York Wood, age 72, of the Batesville Community, Clarkesville. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced ...

Hall

Roland Ferdinand Wear, 90, Gainesville
Roland Ferdinand Wear, 90, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Monday, May 27, 2013. Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at Lanier Village Estates ch ...

Lumpkin

Jack E. Tufts, 76, Dahlonega
Dr. Jack E. Tufts (formerly of Bushnell, IL and Waterloo, IA) went to be with the Lord on May 27, 2013 at the age of 76. He passed peacefully at his home in Dahlonega, GA, surroun ...
'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.