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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 27th, 2014

Banks

Mattie Joyce Denton, 80, Maysville
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Mattie Joyce Denton, age 80, of Maysville who passed away on Thursday February 27th, 2014 at Northridge Medical Center. Ms. Dent ...
Reeves William Daniel, age 89, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2014.Mr. Daniel was born on January 5, 1925, in Clarkesville, Georgia; son of the late John ...

Barrow

Shirley Geary DeFriece, 82, of Winder, GA passed away on February 27, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny H. DeFriece, son, John Henry DeFriece Jr., parents, Ro ...

Forsyth

Larry Emmett Watson, 70, Cumming
Larry Emmett Watson, age 70, passed away Thursday, February 27, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. He is preceded in death by his parents, Emmett and Dorothy Watson and in laws, ...

Gwinnett

Edward Torres, 74, Lawrenceville
Edward Torres, age 74, of Lawrenceville passed away Thursday, February 27, 2014. He is survived by his wife Brenda Torres; sons Edward Torres of NY, Alejandro Torres and wife Dawn ...
Linda Thomas Newsom, 72, Buford
Linda Thomas Newsom, 72, of Buford, GA died on February 27, 2014 at her home. Born in Rome, GA she was the daughter of the late Quinn and Florrie Thomas. Her brothers, Gerry and ...

Hall

Betty Claire Williams Wing, 76, Gainesville
Betty Claire Williams Wing, age 76 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 on Sund ...
Betty Nell Seay Hicks, age 81 of Lula, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial ...

Jackson

Donnie McClain, 60, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Donnie McClain, age 60, who passed away at his residence on Thursday February 27th, 2014. Mr. McClain was born in Jefferson to t ...

Lumpkin

Grace Hazen Ritch, 96, Dahlonega
Mrs. Grace Hazen Ritch, age 96, of Dahlonega, GA died Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Tanglewood Personal Care Home in Lumpkin County.Grace was born in Brooker, Florida February 13, ...

White

Jerry Earl Dockery, 65, Cleveland
Mr. Jerry Earl Dockery, age 65 of Dahlonega, GA passed away on February 27, 2014. Mr. Dockery was born on November 27, 1948 in White County to the late Earl Robert and Carolton Sa ...
'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.