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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Feb 22nd, 2014

Forsyth

Nancy Esarey Martin, 75, Cumming
Surrounded by her family, Nancy Esarey Martin, of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the age of 75 after a long illness. She was born in Decker ...

Gwinnett

Louise Franklin, 83, Lawrenceville
Louise Franklin, age 83, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away February, 22, 2014. She leaves to cherish three daughters, Keyba Franklin, Lille Rucker and Mary Franklin; one son, John Fr ...
Royce Arnold Allison, 70, Buford
Royce Arnold Allison, age 70 of Buford, GA died Saturday, February 22, 2014 after an extended illness. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Barret ...

Habersham

Mr. Richard Stanton (Stan) Harper Jr. age 65 of Clarkesville passed away Saturday February 22, 2014. Mr. Harper was born in Fulton County, the son of the late Richard Stanto ...

Hall

Donald Eugene Meeks, 77, Gillsville
Donald Eugene Meeks, age 77 of Gillsville, passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled ...
Elaine C. Keir, 62, of Franklin, NC died on February 22, 2014. Born in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Dale and Shirley McAfee.Elaine was a lifetime member of K.V. ...
Ray Martin, 87, Flowery Branch
Ray Martin, age 87 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services will be held on Tues ...

Jackson

Stewart Darnell Evans, 91, Commerce
Mr. Stewart Darnell Evans, age 91, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, February 22, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Evans was born in Royston, GA to the late Claude and Renie Hart Evans. H ...

Lumpkin

Bob Pickelsimer, 82, Dahlonega
Mr. Bob Pickelsimer, age82, of Dahlonega, GA, died Saturday, February 22, 2014 at his home.Bob was born in Fannin County, GA July 31, 1931. He had lived in Dahlonega for more than ...

Stephens

Homer Snyder, 92, Martin
Mr. Homer Snyder, age 92, of 124 Deer Trail, Martin, Georgia, passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the residence. A son of the late Homer Floyd and Viola Kelley Snyder, he wa ...
'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.