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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Oct 25th, 2015

Dawson

James “Perry” Knight, 77, Dawsonville
James “Perry” Knight, 77, of Dawsonville went to be with his Lord on Sunday October 25, 2015 at Embracing Hospice following a period of declining health. Born July 1 ...
Brenda Frost Seay, 73, Dawsonville
Brenda Frost Seay, 73, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday October 25, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born February 21, 1942 in A ...

Forsyth

Ruby Mae Kelley, 77, Cumming
Mrs. Ruby Mae Kelley, age 77, of Cumming went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 25, 2015.  Mrs. Kelley retired from Gwinnett County Transportation after 35 years of ...
Bennie Louis Swager, 85, Cumming
Bennie Louis Swager, 85, formerly of Pontiac and Flanagan, died at 2:15 a.m. Sunday (October 25, 2015) at the Chestnut Ridge Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center where he had b ...

Habersham

Herman Roy Masters, 88, Demorest
  Herman Roy Masters, age 88, of Demorest, GA passed away on October 25th at his home following an extended illness.  He was a lifelong resident of Habersham County an ...

Other

Wiley Brock, 82, Elberton
Mr. Wiley Brock, age 82, of Elberton, GA died Sunday, October 25, 2015 at Heardmont Nursing Home.  Mr. Brock was born in Commerce to the late Fred and Lizzie Hooper Brock.&nbs ...

Stephens

Jerry Roger Norris, 66, Toccoa
Jerry Roger Norris, age 66, of Toccoa, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 25, 2015, following and extended illness.   He was born in Otto, NC, on September 11, ...
'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.