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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 4th, 2015

Forsyth

Dr. John David Nolan, 84, Cumming
Dr. John David Nolan, 84, of Cumming, GA, passed away December 4, 2015. John was born on October, 21, 1931, in Chicago, IL, to a devout Catholic family. Faith was an integral part ...
Mary Elizabeth Ridings, 78, Cumming
Elizabeth Ridings, age 78, passed away on December 4, 2015, at her home in Cumming, GA. Elizabeth was born in Murray County GA, on June 24, 1937 to the late Henry Walker Dixon and ...

Gwinnett

Ann Smith Price, 90, Sugar Hill
Ann Smith Price, age 90, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, December 4, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Willie Price. She is survived by her children, Di ...

Habersham

Rebecca Ann Brown Perry, 81, Demorest
Rebecca Ann Brown Perry, age 81 of Demorest, passed away Friday, December 4, 2015 at her residence. Born in Otto, North Carolina, on May 20, 1934, she was a daughter of the lat ...
Mary Clyde Propes Sims, 57, Demorest
Mary Clyde Propes Sims, age 57, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Friday, December 4, 2015.  Mary Clyde was born on June 19, 1958, in Hall County, Georgia, to the late D ...

Hall

Hortense Bales, 84, Gainesville
Miss. Hortense Bales, age 84, of Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, December 4, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for 3 PM Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at Hillside Chapel Fu ...
Richard L. Grubb, 77, Gainesville
Mr. Richard L. Grubb, 77, of Gainesville died December 4, 2015. Arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home, Gainesville, GA.
Shirley Julia Meffert, 89, Gainesville
Shirley Julia Meffert, 89, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, December 4, 2015 at Bickford Assisted Living of Alpharetta.  She had lived in Gainesville for 30 years before ...
?Evelyn Harris Washington, 82, of Lula, passed away on Friday, December 4, 2015.   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.   Little Davenport ...

Lumpkin

Betsy Lee Hulsey Lively, 51, Dahlonega
  Betsy Lee Hulsey Lively, age 51, of Dahlonega, passed away on Friday, December 4, 2015. She was a member of Christian Hill Baptist Church. She was a loving mother and Mia ...

Stephens

John A. “Dutch” Ivester, Jr., age 87 of Toccoa, passed away Thursday, December 3, 2015. Born in Habersham County on May 29, 1928, he was a son of the late John Aufor ...
'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.