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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jul 6th, 2014

Dawson

Ronald Griggs, 69, Dawsonville
Ronald Griggs, 69, of Dawsonville, Forsyth County, passed away Sunday July 6, 2014 at his residence following a sudden illness.Mr. Griggs was born September 12, 1944 in Gilmer Coun ...

Gwinnett

Grady Dover, 83, Buford
Grady Dover, age 83, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-four years, Allene Turner Dover. He is survived by his daugh ...

Habersham

Marion Ansley Brown, 72, Demorest
Marion Ansley Brown, age 72, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2014.Mrs. Brown was born on March 4, 1942 in Habersham County, Georgia; daughter of the late Harol ...
Wreather Nell Sears, 82, Commerce
Mrs. Wreather Nell Sears, age 82, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, July 5, 2014 at University Nursing and Rehab. Mrs. Sears was born in Commerce to the late George and Cora Lee Hill ...

Hall

James Tunney 'JT' Ridings, 82, Gainesville
James Tunney "JT" Ridings, 82, of Gainesville, GA died on July 6, 2014. Born in Atlanta, GA he was the son of Joseph and Allie Ridings. His beloved daughter, Cathy Ston ...

Jackson

Sarah Frances Dailey, 84, Nicholson
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Sarah Frances Dailey, age 84, of Nicholson who passed away on Sunday July 6th, 2014 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Ms. Dail ...

Rabun

David Warren Duck, 56, Clayton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. David Warren Duck, 56, of Clayton, Georgia, formerly of Braselton, Georgia who passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2014. David was born in ...

Stephens

John Morris Laseter, 74, Toccoa
Mr. John Morris Laseter, age 74 passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014. John was born December 19, 1939 in Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from Bass High School and Memphis State Univers ...
'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.