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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Dec 30th, 2015

Gwinnett

Gladys Tanner Epps, 76, Buford
 Ms. Gladys Tanner Epps, age 76 of Buford, passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.    &n ...

Hall

Pauline S. Clark, 90, Gainesville
Pauline S. Clark, 90, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 following a sudden illness.   Born on February 16, 1925 she was a lifetime resident of Hall ...
Clarence Riker Dreier, Jr., 79, Gainesville
Mr. Clarence Riker Dreier,Jr. 79 of Gainesville died Wednesday December 30, 2015 at Lanier Village Estates. Born in Grand Island, Nebraska, Mr. Dreier was the son of the la ...
Alfa Sue Wehunt Peck, 79, Murrayville
Alfa Sue Wehunt Peck age 79 of Murrayville, Ga passed away on December 30, 2015. Sue loved spending time with her family and loved watching Wheel of Fortune.   Sue is preced ...
Dean Fletcher Smith, 86, Gainesville
Mr. Dean Fletcher Smith, age 86, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2015.             Funeral services are scheduled for 2 ...

Jackson

Michael Johnson Davis, 59, Jefferson
Michael Johnson Davis, age 59 of Jefferson, GA passed away Wednesday December 30, 2015.   Mr. Davis was the son of the late Pete and Farrah L. Owensby Davis.   He is ...
Helena K. Melnick, 65, Hoschton
Helena K. Melnick, age 65, of Hoschton passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2015.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966. ...

Lumpkin

Winfred Wesley Hamilton, 57, Dahlonega
Winfred Wesley Hamilton age 57 of Dahlonega passed away on December 28, 2015.   Mr. Hamilton loved playing softball, horseshoes and shooting pool.   He is survived by ...

Stephens

James Richard Dunson, 82, Baldwin
Mr. James Richard Dunson, age 82 of 1050 Homer Road, Baldwin, Georgia passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospice House, Watkinsville, Georgia.   ...

White

James Virgil Moss, 71, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr James Virgil Moss, age 71 of Cleveland formerly of Clarkesville. Mr. Moss passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2015. ...
'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.