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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Aug 21st, 2014

Forsyth

Martha Wallace Evans, 95, Cumming
Martha Wallace Evans, age 95 of Cumming, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years; James L. Evans. Martha loved to travel with her ...

Gwinnett

Roger C. Webb, 59, Buford
Roger C. Webb, age 59 of Buford, GA died suddenly Thursday, August 21, 2014. Mr. Webb has been cremated and a Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 2:00 PM a ...

Habersham

Bill Dailey, 86, Baldwin
Bill Dailey, age 86 of Baldwin, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014, at his residence. Born in Hayesville, North Carolina, on January 18, 1928, he was a son of the late Mitch and ...
LARRY VINCENT SELESKA, 72, Cornelia
LARRY VINCENT SELESKA, age 72, of Cornelia, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014, at his residence.Born in Buffalo, New York on May 17, 1942, he was the son of the late Harry and ...

Hall

Carolyn M. Eaton, 76, Flowery Branch
Carolyn M. Eaton, 76, of Flowery Branch, passed away on Wednesday August 20, 2014. She was born September 2, 1937, in St. Charles, MO. where she also attended Lindenwood Universit ...
Kenneth Homer Gearin, 79, Clermont
Mr. Kenneth Homer Gearin, age 79, passed away on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr.Gearin was a native and lifelong resident of the Clermo ...
Verita Inez "Rita" Parker White, age 65 of Buford, GA died suddenly Thursday, August 21, 2014. A Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 26, 2014 from 6-8 PM at the funer ...

Lumpkin

Daniel 'Dan' Leroy Tyler, 62, Dahlonega
Daniel "Dan" Leroy Tyler, age 62, of Dahlonega, GA died August 21, 2014.Memorial Services are scheduled for 10 AM Friday, August 29, 2014 at the Banister Funeral Home Cha ...

Other

Joe 'Joe Joe' Smith, 50, Royston
Joe "Joe Joe" Smith, age 50, of Royston, Georgia, formerly of Habersham County passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2014.A memorial service will be held at a later date. ...

Stephens

Polly Bailey Payne, 93, Toccoa
Mrs. Polly Bailey Payne, age 93, of 8020 Hwy 320, Toccoa, GA, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014 at her residence. A daughter of the late Cooper and Bertha Perkins Bailey, she ...

Union

Greg (GT) Turner, 65, Suches
Greg "GT" Turner, age 65, of Suches, GA and formerly of San Francisco, CA passed away Monday, August 18, 2014.Greg had lived in Suches, GA for over 15 years. A native of ...
'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.