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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Oct 18th, 2015

Banks

Ruth Violet Davis, 87, Homer
Ruth Violet Davis, age 87 of Homer, GA passed away Sunday Oct. 18, 2015.  Mrs. Davis was the daughter of the late Jim Ray and Maude Jump Ray and was the widow of Howell Dav ...
Mrs. Brenda Louise Roberts, age 68 of Homer died Sunday, October 18, 2015 at her residence.  Mrs. Roberts was born in Commerce to the late, Tommy and Syble Saxon Martin, Sr. & ...

Forsyth

Samuel Jordan Palaio, 26, Cumming
Samuel Jordan Palaio, 26, of Cumming, GA died on October 18, 2015.  He was the son of the late Shawn Palaio and Vina Palaio of Hanahan, SC.   In addition to his mot ...

Hall

William Ernest Pitchford, 87, Murrayville
William Ernest Pitchford, 87, of Murrayville, Ga.  passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Pitchford was born on January 23 ...
Lula Mae Thomas, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Lula Mae Thomas, 87 of Gainesville died Sunday October 18, 2015 at her residence. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Fun ...
Lula Mae Gilstrap Thomas, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Lula Mae Gilstrap Thomas, 87 of Gainesville died Sunday October 18, 2015 at her residence. Born in Fulton County, Mrs. Thomas had lived in Hall County for most of her life. ...
Mary Grace Thomas Turk, 89, Braselton
Graveside Services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Tuesday October 20, 2015 at New Liberty United Methodist Church Cemetery for Mary Grace Thomas Turk, age 89 of Braselton. The Rev. Ch ...

Lumpkin

  Jeanette Trammell Anderson, age 73, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega.   Jeanette was a n ...
Guenia Faye Kanaday, 88, Dahlonega
            Mrs. Guenia Faye Kanaday, age 88 of Dahlonega, passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at her residence following ...
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.
NASCAR Hall of Famer, World War II vet Bud Moore dies at 92
NASCAR Hall of Famer Bud Moore, a World War II veteran awarded five Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars, has died. He was 92.