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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jun 24th, 2014

Forsyth

Dr. Oliver Ennis Goettee, Jr, age 81, passed away on June 24, 2014. He was a graduate of The Citadel and Emory University Dental School. He practiced dentistry in the Atlanta are ...
Erlene Johnson, 78, Cumming
Erlene Johnson, 78, of Cumming, GA passed away Tuesday June 24, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents Jim and Ethel Jones, her brothers TJ, Granville (Bud), Grover (Billy ...
Erlene Margaret Johnson, 78, of Cumming, GA passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Gold City Assisted Living , Dahlonega, GA. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 28, ...

Gwinnett

Norma June Preston, 89, Suwanee
Norma June Preston, 89, passed away early Tuesday morning from complications arising from an unexpected surgery. She was a loving wife, sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, great-gr ...

Hall

Alvin E. Saltsgiver, 78, Gainesville
Alvin E. Saltsgiver, 78, of Gainesville, GA, formerly of Ormsby, PA passed away June 23, 2014.Alvin was born February 7, 1936 in Johnstown, PA to the late Angus and Ruth Saltsgiver ...
Mary K. Anderson, 91, Murrayville
Mary Kanaday Anderson (MaMa), age 91 of Murrayville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a period of declining health. Funera ...
Thomas J. Davis, Jr., 82, Gainesville
Mr. Thomas Jackson Davis Jr. was born in Rome, Georgia on July 21, 1931. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a Master of Science degree in Animal Science in 1955. He ...

Lumpkin

Willard L. Buffington, 91, Dahlonega
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Friday June 27, 2014 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Willard Lee Buffington, 91, of Dahlonega. Rev. Gerald Tanton and Rev. David Lyle wil ...
'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.