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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Dec 7th, 2015

Forsyth

Elizabeth Bearov Wood, 63, Cumming
Elizabeth Bearov Wood, 63, of Cumming, GA died on December 7, 2015 at Embracing Hospice House.  Born in Winchester, VA she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Betty Bea ...

Habersham

Robert Earl Allen, 76, Clarkesville
Robert Earl Allen, age 76, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to be with Lord, on Monday, December 7, 2015 following an extended illness.  Mr. Allen was born on February 2, 193 ...
Floyd Jack Floyd Canup, 70, Clarkesville
  Floyd Jack Canup, age 70 of Clarkesville, passed away Monday, December 7, 2015. Born in Habersham County on June 28, 1945, he was a son of the late Floyd Junior and Ho ...
Ernest Elijah Garrett, age 87, of Alto, passed away Monday, December 7, 2015 at the home of his daughter. Born on October 3, 1928, in Habersham County, he was the son of the lat ...

Hall

Ruth Brock Davidson, 90, Gainesville
            Mrs. Ruth Brock Davidson, age 90 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, December 7, 2015 at Bell Minor Nursing Ho ...
               Roger O’Neil (Roddy) Dougherty, age 48 of Gillsville, passed away Monday, December 7, 201 ...
Alton Gilstrap, 76, Murrayville
Alton Gilstrap, age 76, of Murrayville, GA, passed away Monday, December 7, 2015 at Friendship Health and Rehab in White County.   Alton was a lifelong resident of Lumpk ...
Margaret Janeen (Preston) Grimsley born November 4, 1972 to Charles D. Preston, Sr. and Margaret Lowe Preston, passed away on December 7, 2015 in Gainesville, Ga. due to complicati ...
Patsy Brown Lynn, 94, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Patsy Brown Lynn, 94 of Flowery Branch passed away on Monday December 7, 2015. She had resided on the same street in Flowery Branch where she was born. A life long resident ...
Dorothy Little Sailors, 88, Gainesville
Dorothy Little Sailors, 88, of Gainesville, GA. passed away on Monday, December 7, 2015. A lifetime resident of Hall County, Mrs. Sailors was the daughter of the late Leonard L. ...
Harry Purvis Ward, 68, Gainesville
Harry Purvis Ward died at his home in Gainesville on December 7th, 2015.  He was surrounded by family at his death, as was his final wish. Celebration of Life will be 3:00 ...
Wendell Watson Whiteside, 78, Gainesville
      Wendell Watson Whiteside died at his home in Gainesville, GA on December 7, 2015. He was born, the beloved son of A.E. Whiteside and Doris Watson Whi ...

Jackson

Patsy Louise Hewell Albert, age 69 of Commerce, GA passed away Monday Dec. 07, 2015. Mrs. Albert was the daughter of the late James and Louise Fowler Hewell and was a homemaker. ...
James Vanus Braswell, 90, Jefferson
James Vanus Braswell, age 90, of Jefferson, GA formerly of Buford, GA passed away Monday, December 7, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Birdie Lee Moore Bra ...
James Rodney Patton, 39, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Rodney Patton, age 39 of Commerce, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, December 7, 2015.  Mr. Patton was born in Athens, ...

Lumpkin

Ceclia Freddie Dunn, 72, Dahlonega
Mrs. Cecelia Freddie Dunn, age 72, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Monday, December 7, 2015 at her home following an extended illness. Mrs. Dunn was born in Chattanooga, TN and had ...
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.
NASCAR Hall of Famer, World War II vet Bud Moore dies at 92
NASCAR Hall of Famer Bud Moore, a World War II veteran awarded five Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars, has died. He was 92.