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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Sep 13th, 2014

Dawson

Erwin Topper, 72, Dawsonville
Erwin Topper, 72, of Dawsonville, GA passed away at home on September 13, 2014 surrounded by his loving wife, family and friends. He was born in Strasburg, Germany on November 4, ...

Forsyth

Varnell Densmore Payne, 86, Cumming
Varnell (Nell) Densmore Payne, 86, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, September 13, 2014. She was a member of Beaver Ruin Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, J ...

Gwinnett

Billy Ray Phillips, 83, Lawrenceville
Billy Ray Phillips, age 83, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Saturday, September 13, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Clara Phillips; brothers, Gerald Ph ...

Hall

Harry Lee Johnson, 82, Gainesville
Harry Lee Johnson, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, September 13, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are sched ...
Dorothy Allene Lingerfelt, 78, Dahlonega
Dorothy "Dot" Allene Lingerfelt, age 78 of Dahlonega, GA passed away Saturday, September 13, 2014.Dot was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and a member of New Hope B ...
Eugene H. (Gene) Taylor, 95, Gainesville
Eugene H. (Gene) Taylor, 95, of Gainesville passed away on September 13, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, S ...
Joel D, Jenkins, 55, Gainesville
Joel David Jenkins was born on April 7, 1959 to the late Beulah and Rev. Jesse David Jenkins. David was employed by Home Depot, Buford GA and he also worked for the Sears and Robu ...
Lucy Mae Young, 66, Gainesville
Ms. Lucy Mae Young departed this life on Saturday, September 14, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Clarence and Louise Strickland. She wa ...
Thelma Brewer Jones, 93, Gainesville
Mrs. Thelma Brewer Jones, age 93, of Gainesville passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 13, 2014.Mrs. Jones was born November 3, 1920 in Lula to the late Roscoe Clifton & ...

Lumpkin

Dewey Oliver, 66, Dahlonega
Dewey "D.W." Oliver, age 66, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Friday, September 12, 2014.Dewey was born and raised in Hiram, GA to the late James and Mozell Copeland Oliver. ...

Other

Florine Craig Hulsey, 83, Athens
Mrs. Florine Craig Hulsey, age 83, of Athens, GA died Saturday, September 13, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospice House surrounded by her children. Mrs. Hulsey was born in Baldwin, Ba ...

White

There will be a memorial service for April Renee Holliday Gilmer, age 43, of Morrow, Georgia, on November 1, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at Loudsville United Methodist Church. April passed ...
Hilda Dolores Cameron, 78, Cleveland
Hilda Dolores Cameron, 78, of Cleveland passed away on September 12, 2014 at her residence. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Mrs. Cameron was born ...
'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.