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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Nov 24th, 2014

Banks

Melvin Kimbrell, 60, Lula
Melvin Kimbrell, age 60 of Lula, passed away Monday, November 24, 2014, at his residence. Born in Demorest on November 12, 1954, Melvin was the son of Kathryn Yarber Hix of Alto an ...

Habersham

Ann Jones Cathey, 58, Alto
Ann Jones Cathey, age 58, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Monday, November 24, 2014 following an extended illness.Mrs. Cathey was born on August, 17 1956 in Demorest, Georgia. She ...
Rev. Alvin L. Oakes, Sr., 86, Demorest
Rev. Alvin L. Oakes, Sr., age 86 of Demorest, passed away on Monday, November 24, 2014 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born in Jonesboro, Georgia on June 13, 1928, he was a ...

Hall

Barbara Harris Harper, 85, Gainesville
Barbara Harris Harper, 85, of Gainesville, GA passed away on November 24, 2014 following a period of declining health. Born in Alliance OH, on September 11, 1929, she was the daugh ...
Brandy Leigh Shuman, 27, Gainesville
Brandy Leigh Shuman, 27, of Gainesville passed away on Monday, November 24, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.Funeral ...
Dumas Ladd, 89, Clermont
Funeral services for, Dumas Ladd age 89 of Clermont, will be held at 2:00 p.m Wednesday November 26, 2014 in Concord Baptist Church.Interment will be in the church cemetery. Mr. La ...
Harry D. Scroggs, 96, Oakwood
Mr. Harry D. Scroggs, age 96, of Oakwood passed away Monday, November 24, 2014 at The Oaks at Limestone.Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 29, 2014 in the Chap ...
Reathel Lois Long Symer, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Reathel Lois Long Swymer, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Pruitt Health Center in Decatur, Georgia following an extended illness.Funeral ser ...
Ruby Jane Grizzle, 80, Clermont
Mrs. Ruby Jane Grizzle, 80 of Clermont died Monday November 24, 2014 at her residence.Born in Fulton County, Mrs. Grizzle had lived in Hall County for most of her life. She was the ...

Jackson

William Douglas Pugh, 88, Commerce
William Douglas Pugh (88), Commerce, entered into rest on November 24, 2014. Born in Buford, Georgia on July 2, 1926; he was the son of the late William Wesley Pugh and the late Eu ...

Other

Angela Denise Earley Newton, 59, Jasper, formerly of Alpharetta
Angela Denise Earley Newton, 59, of Jasper, formerly of Alpharetta, passed away Monday, November 24th, 2014. Memorial Services will be held, Friday, November 28th at 5:00 pm at Fo ...
'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.