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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 5th, 2014

Forsyth

Merle Meredith, 94, Gainesville
Merle M. Meredith, 94, of Gainesville, Forsyth County, passed away Saturday July 5, 2014 at Chestnut Ridge Nursing Center following a period of declining health.Born September 10, ...

Gwinnett

Cooper David O'Brien, 14, Suwanee
Cooper David O'Brien, 14, of Suwanee, Georgia, passed away July 5th, 2014 at 1:35 am after a long and courageous battle with Clear Cell Sarcoma. Cooper was born February 21, 2 ...

Hall

Callie Mae Helton, 68, Lula
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Callie Mae Helton, age 68, of Lula who passed away on July 5th, 2014 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late John Dav ...
Hilaria Pedraza, 83, Gainesville
Hilaria Pedraza, age 83 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014 at her residence. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 3:30pm in the ...
Lois Evelyn Loggins, 85, Gainesville
Funeral services for, Lois Evelyn Loggins, age 85 of Gainesville. Mrs. Loggins died July 4, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Services will be held Sunday July 6, 2014 at 3 ...
Oscar Garcia, 17, Gainesville
Oscar Garcia, age 17, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services will ...
Robert Lee Myers, 74, Gillsville
Robert Lee Myers, age, 74 of Gillsville passed away on July 5, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral Services will be on Wednesday, July 9, ...

Lumpkin

Amy Payne Shirley, 81, Dahlonega
Amy Payne Shirley, age 81, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Northeast GA Medical Center following an extended illness.Amy was born and raised in Lavonia, GA b ...
Charles Albert Brooks, 67, Dahlonega
Charles Albert Brooks, age 67, of Lumpkin County, Georgia, passed away July 5, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center of complications following a heart procedure. Charlie was bo ...

Other

William Matthew Gillen, Jr., 74, Mexico Beach, FL
William Matthew Gillen, Jr., 74, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014 at his home in Mexico Beach, FL. Billy was born November 22, 1939 to the late William Matthew Gillen, Sr. and Ma ...
'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.