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Local Obits for Fri. May 23rd, 2014

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Willie Clarence Smith, 77, Maysville
Mr. Willie Clarence Smith, age 77, of Maysville, GA died Friday, May 23, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Smith was born in Maysville to the late Willie and Mary Allene Mealor Smith. He ...

Hall

J C Broom, 77, Danielsville
J C Broom age 77 of Danielsville, GA passed away May 23, 2014. Arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Jeannette Virginia Rudeseal, age 80, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014 following an extended illness. Mrs. Rudeseal was born September 26, 1933 in Habersham Co ...
Richard J. Breese, 67, Oakwood
​Mr. Richard J. Breese, 67 of Oakwood passed away Friday May 23, 2014 at his residence. Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Breese, Oakwood; brother and sister in law, ...

Jackson

Wilda 'Boot' Patman, 85, Commerce
Our loving mother, Wilda "Boots" Patman entered into a peaceful eternal rest. When she said "open the gates", it was as if she's saying "I'm com ...

Other

Betty O Tribble, 81, Canton
Betty O Tribble, age 81, of Canton, Georgia, passed away May 23, 2014. Betty was born and raised in Cherokee County and a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Cumming, Georg ...
J.C. Broom, 77, Danielsville
Services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Sunday May 25, 2014, in Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. J.C. Broom, 77, of Daniesville. Rev. Grady White and Rev. Elmer Maddox will off ...

Stephens

Karen Darlene Eddinger, age 67 of 71 Dogwood Road, Toccoa passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014 at her residence. The daughter of the late Lyle and Marcella Eddinger. She was born in ...
'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.