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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Oct 4th, 2014

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Edna Caldwell, 95, Cumming
Mrs. Edna Caldwell, age 95, of Cumming passed away Saturday, October 4, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Caldwell. Survivors include her children, Nellie and R ...

Habersham

Carolyn Whitfield Purcell, age 83, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, October 4, 2014.Mrs. Purcell was born on July 1, 1931 in Banks County, GA to the late Hubert and G ...
Hugo Martin, 78, Baldwin
Hugo Martin, age 78, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, October 4, 2014.No memorial services are planned at this time.Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral H ...

Hall

Ann Harris Gignilliat, 93, Gainesville
Ann Harris Gignilliat, 93, devoted and beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on Oct. 4, 2014. Born on March 5, 1921, to Edward and Josephine Harris i ...
Charles William Brock, 47, Dawsonville
Charles William Brock, 47, of Dawsonville, GA passed away Saturday, October 4, 2014 after many years battling a brain tumor. A loving husband and father, at the time of his passing ...
Deborah Louise Welchel passed on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home & Crematory are in charge of Services. 201 Morningside Dr., Buford Ga 30518
Phyllis L Hagar, 89, Gainesville
Mrs. Phyllis L Hagar, 89 of Gainesville died Thursday October 2, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Highway, SW, G ...

Jackson

Barbara Farrar Hamilton, 79, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Barbara Farrar Hamilton, age 79, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Saturday, October 4, 2014. Mrs. Hamilton was born in Fort ...

Other

Francene C. Albertino, 70, Melbourne, FL
Francene C. Albertino, 70, of Melbourne, FL (and formerly of Sugar Hill, GA) beloved mother, grandmother and friend went home to be with her friend, Jesus on October 4, 2014. Born ...
Ronald Marvin Elrod, 64, Winterville
Mr. Ronald Marvin Elrod, age 64 of Winterville, GA died Saturday, October 4, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital. Mr. Elrod was born in Buford to the late, Marvin Odell and Katie Lou ...

Rabun

Born in Rabun County on September 11, 1948, John Grady Nichols was the son of the late John Henry Nichols and Grace Keener Nichols. He had two sisters, Lavalda Smith and the late ...

White

Dorothy Lee Smith, 87, Cleveland
Dorothy Lee Smith, age 87 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, October 04, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Smith was born in Dahlonega Georgia the daughter of the lat ...
'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.