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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Nov 16th, 2014

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Roberta Smith, 75, Statham
Roberta Smith, age 75 of Statham, GA passed away on Sunday. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & White Funeral Home.

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Margaret Mary Rasper, 94, Cumming
Margaret Mary Rasper, 94, of Cumming, GA died on November 16, 2014. Born in Cleveland, OH she was the daughter of the late Michael and Helen Slattery. Her beloved husband, Rudolp ...
Theron Walker, 85, Cumming
Theron Walker went to be with the Lord on November 16, 2014. He departed this life at 2:30 PM at his home in Cumming, Georgia, surrounded by his loving family. He was 85.Theron w ...

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Royce McDaniel, 61, Buford
Mr. Royce McDaniel, age 61, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, November 16, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Carrie Lou McDaniel; and brothers, Doug McDan ...

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Florence 'Tete' Vandergriff, 92, Clarkesville
Florence "Tete" Vandergriff, age 92, of Clarkesville, passed away on November 16, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born on February 24, 1922 in Clarkesville, Geor ...
John Carty, 83, Cornelia
John Carty, age 83, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, November 16, 2014.Memorial Graveside Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Yonah Me ...
Kathleen Chumbler Lummus, 89, of Cumming, passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014. She was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Dot ...

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Janice Laverne Hicks, 70, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday November 19, 2014 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Janice LaVern Hicks, age 70 of Gainesville. Rev. Roger Peck and Rev. ...
Larry Jarrell Scroggs, 61, Gainesville
Larry Jarrell Scroggs, 61 of Gainesville passed away on November 15, 2014 of a sudden illness. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 5-8 pm at ...
Mary Elizabeth Elliott Summerville was born in Macon, GA on December 13, 1935 to Russell and Nathalie Elliott. She graduated from Mt. DeSales high school in Macon, GA and went on t ...
Robert Alan Starner, 77, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 10:00 am, Wednesday November 19, 2014 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Robert Alan Starner,77, of Gainesville. Rev. Gary Huff will officiat ...
Robert William "Bobby" Patterson, 76, Flowery Branch
Mr. Robert William "Bobby" Patterson, age 76, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p ...
Virginia Hall, 91, Gainesville
Memorial Services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday November 19, 2014 in the Chapel of First Baptist Church for Emma Virginia Hall age 91 of Gainesville. The Dr. Bill Coates, R ...

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Broadus Smith, 88, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Broadus Fred Smith, age 88, of Jefferson, who passed away on Sunday, November 16, 2014. Mr. Smith was born in Pompano Beach, Florida, ...
James Keith Gilbert, 52, Braselton
Mr. James Keith Gilbert, 52, of Braselton, GA., passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014. A native of Myrtle Beach, SC., he had lived in Jackson County for a number of years. He was ...

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Albert M. Gilleland, 83, Snellville
Albert M. Gilleland, age 83, of Snellville passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014. Graveside Services will be held 2:00 pm Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Georgia National Cemetery, ...
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.
NASCAR Hall of Famer, World War II vet Bud Moore dies at 92
NASCAR Hall of Famer Bud Moore, a World War II veteran awarded five Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars, has died. He was 92.