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Local Obits for Mon. Jan 26th, 2015

Forsyth

Hugh Lee Wall, Sr, 78, Cumming
Hugh Lee Wall, Sr., 78, of Cumming, passed away, January 26, 2015. Hugh had many accomplishments during his lifetime. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Cumming where he he ...
Joseph Buel Chatham, 60, Gainesville
Joseph Buel Chatham, age 60 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, January 26, 2015. He was the son of the late Buell and Geneva Chatham. Survivors include his wife Elaine; his chi ...

Gwinnett

Mimmi K. Wansley, 44, Buford
Wansley, Mimmi- Funeral Services for Ms. Mimmi K. Wansley (44) of Buford, GA. will be held Saturday, January 31, 2015, 2:00 pm at Willie B. Young Chapel, Young's Funeral Home, ...
Rev. Gregory L. Pass, 55, Buford
Rev. Gregory L. Pass, age 55, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, January 26, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, Stanley Pass; and sister, Lisa Pass. He is survived b ...

Habersham

Brittany Leanne Richter, age 23, of Baldwin passed away Monday, January 26, 2015. Brittany loved horse back riding and barrel racing. She was survived by her father Gerald Wiley ...
Peggy L. Watson, 80, Demorest
PEGGY L. WATSON, age 80, of Demorest, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 26, 2015 following an extended illness. Mrs. Watson was born on Septemb ...

Hall

Rena Carnes Marlow, 89, Gainesville
Rena Carnes "Granny" Marlow, age 89 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, January 26, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are s ...
Janet Jones Pendergrass,, 63, Gainesville
Janet Jones Pendergrass, 63, of Gainesville passed away Monday January 26, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health.Born December 2, 1951 to ...
Thomas Alan Denny, 47, cLERMONT
Thomas Alan Denny, age 47, passed away at his home in Clermont, Georgia on Monday, January 26, 2015 due to a terminal illness. He was surrounded by his family including his lovin ...

Jackson

Helen 'Tot' Archer, 82, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Helen "Tot" Archer, age 82 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, January 26, 2015. Mrs. Archer was born in J ...
Martha Ann Buffington, 68, Commerce
Mrs. Martha Ann Buffington, age 68, of Commerce, GA died Monday, January 26, 2015 at Northridge Health and Rehab. Mrs. Buffington was born in Canton to the late Wayne McCellan and ...

Rabun

Elizabeth Carol Smith Cobb "Mama Carol", 73, of Clayton, GA, went home to be with the Lord Monday, January 26, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She was born in ...

White

George 'Leroy' Black, 69, Cleveland
George Leroy Black, age 69 of Cleveland passed away Monday, January 26, 2014, just after celebrating his 69th birthday. Leroy was born in Cleveland to the late Isaac and Ramie Tur ...
'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.