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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 24th, 2014

Forsyth

Avery Michele Picklesimer, age 23 months, of Cumming, passed away on, Monday, December 22, 2014. Avery was a ray of sunshine warming the hearts of all who were around her. She w ...

Gwinnett

Mary Carolyn Gravitt, 84, Buford
Mary Carolyn Gravitt, age 84 of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, December 20, 2014. She is survived by her niece, Faith Gravitt Russell, Suwanee, GA; great nieces, Mary and Tra ...

Habersham

Donald Wayne Ballew, age 64 of Alto, passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2014, at Habersham Medical Center. Born in Jackson County, Georgia, on July 24, 1950, he was a son of the l ...

Hall

​Emory (Leon) Martin, Sr., 92, Chestnut Mountain
​Emory "Leon" Martin, Sr., 92, of Chestnut Mountain, passed away December 24, 2014 following a period of declining health.Born on December 17, 1922 in Cumming, ...
Alejandro L. Uscanga, 45, Gillsville
Alejandro L. Uscanga, 45, of Gillsville passed away on December, 24, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral Services will be held on Friday, December 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm ...
José Meraz-Corral, 60, Gainesville
Mr. José Meraz-Corral, age 60 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p ...
Lela Maudell Norrell, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Lela M. Norrell, age 87, of Gainesville passed away in her home surrounded by family on December 24, 2014 following an extended illness. Lela was born in White County, Decembe ...
Michael Allan Mathis, 52, Gainesville
Michael Allan Mathis, 52, of Gainesville, Ga passed away on December 24, 2014. A lifetime resident of Hall County, he was the son of the late James Steed and Lois V. Beach Mathis. ...
Roy Dale Channell, 56, Gainesville
Roy Dale Channell, 56, of Gainesville, Georgia, went home to celebrate Jesus' Birthday on December 24, 2014, after an extended illness.Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm ...

Jackson

Olive Goldie Creek, 90, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Olive Goldie Creek, age 90, of Pendergrass, Georgia, who passed away on Wednesday, December 24, 2014. Olive taught school until she w ...

Other

Bonnie Boss, 95, Dunwoody
Bonnie Boss, 95, of Dunwoody, passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2014. Bonnie was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed a full life.Survivors include her son, Stan Boss of ...
John Christopher Lenderman (Chris), of Ashville, NC; passed away Monday, December 22, 2014. Graveside services will be held at Alta Vista Cemetery at the Lenderman famil ...
Sarah Sue Cole Ivester, 89, Chesterfield, Virginia
Mrs. Sarah Sue Cole Ivester, age 89 of Chesterfield, Virginia passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at the CJW-Johnston-Willis Medical Center in Chesterfield, Virginia.A daughte ...

Rabun

Gary Chadwick Durrence, 44, Clayton
Gary Chadwick Durrence beloved son of Gary and Linda Durrence was born on June 27, 1970, in Gainesville, Georgia. Chad entered into eternal rest on December 24, 2014. He attended ...

Stephens

Ricky Lee Mathews, 54, Toccoa
Mr. Ricky Lee Mathews, age 54 of 2113 Oak Valley Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at his residence.A son of the late Thomas Lee Mathews and Joyce Ande ...
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.