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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Oct 27th, 2015

Barrow

Stevie Russell Ledbetter, age 54, of Statham passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2015.   Survivors include his mother Hilda Ledbetter, brothers Scott Ledbetter and wife Debbie ...

Gwinnett

Sandra M. Alvarez, 42, Dacula
Sandra M. Alvarez, age 42 of Dacula, Georgia, died Tuesday, October 27, 2015.  Funeral Service will be held Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial ...

Hall

Hugh N Bishop, 89, Gainesville
     Mr. Hugh N. Bishop age 89 of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday October 27, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.  &n ...
Gary J. Rutledge, 53, Gainesville
Gary J. Rutledge, age 53 of Gainesville, GA died Tuesday, October 27, 2015. Graveside service will be held Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Floral Hills Memory Gardens in ...
Bill Sensel, 61, Flowery Branch
Mr. Bill Sensel, age 61, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at Embracing Hospice, with his family.   Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, Nov ...

Other

Ernest Fredrick Sparks III, 66, Alpharetta
Ernest Fredrick Sparks III, 66, of Alpharetta, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. Mr. Sparks is a veteran of the United States Army and served during the Vietnam War with ...

Stephens

Mr. Robert Charles Richards, age 78 of 1040 Old Carnes Creek Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   A son 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.