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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 29th, 2015

Banks

Edna Hardy Gowder, 80, Maysville
  Mrs. Edna Hardy Gowder, age 80, of Maysville, GA died Thursday, October 29, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospice House.  Mrs. Gowder was born in Lincolnton, NC to the la ...

Forsyth

Frank Nagy, 80, Cumming
Frank Nagy, 80, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015.  A native of Hazelwood and South Park, Pennsylvania,  Mr. Nagy was a U.S. Air Force veteran an ...
Sharon Dionne, 61, Cumming
In loving memory of Sharon Dionne, age 61, from Cumming, GA who passed away early Thursday morning on October 29th. Born Sharon Leonard of Chicago, Illinois. She was an Esthetician ...
William M. (Bill) Evans, age 82 of Cumming, Georgia, (formerly of Marietta) passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015. He is preceded in death by his wife, Pat Evans, and his parents ...

Gwinnett

Kathleen C. “Kay” Davis, 60, Sugar Hill
Kathleen C. “Kay” Davis, age 60 of Sugar Hill, GA died Thursday, October 29, 2015 following an extended illness. A memorial service will be held Thursday, November 5, 2 ...
William Patton, 74, Buford
William “Bill” Patton, age 74, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015. He is survived by his wife of seven and a half years, Evelyn Patton, Buford, GA; da ...
William “Bill” Patton, age 74, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015. He is survived by his wife of seven and a half years, Evelyn Patton, Buford, GA; da ...

Habersham

John Chandler Adams, 72, Clarkesville
Funeral services for, John Chandler Adams, age 72 of Clarksville, Ga. will be held at 2:00 pm  Sunday November 1, 2105 in Wauka Mountain Baptist Church, interment will be in t ...
Annie Burrell Marcus, 80, Clarkesville
Annie Burrell Marcus, age 80, of Clarkesville, GA passed away on October 29th following an extended illness.   Mrs. Marcus was a lifelong resident of Habersham County and & ...
Ronald "Ronnie" McCune, 75, Cornelia
  Ronald “Ronnie” McCune, age 75 of Cornelia, passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015. Born in Fulton County on December 16, 1939, he was a son of the late Wi ...

Hall

Major Woodford, 77, Gainesville
            Mrs. Major Woodford, age 77 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medica ...
Dean Anderson Sullens, 75, Gainesville
Funeral services for Dean Anderson Sullens age 75, of Gainesville, Ga. will be held at 1:00 pm Tuesday November 3, 2015 in Strickland Funeral Home chapel. Interment will be in Stra ...

Jackson

William Thomas Gardiner, 58, Nicholson
William Thomas Gardiner, age 58 of Nicholson, GA passed away Thursday October 29, 2015.   Mr. Gardiner was the son of the late Ferd and May Bell Emmett Gardiner and was ...
Cynthia Nancy Marie Parris, age 61 of Maysville, GA passed away Thursday October 29, 2015. Ms. Parris was the daughter of Marie Ledford Powell Parris and the late William S. Par ...

Lumpkin

Vaughn Ricketts, 76, Dahlonega
Vaughn Ricketts, age 76, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015 at Northeast GA Medical Center in Gainesville, GA following a brief illness.   Vaughn wa ...
'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.