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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 6th, 2015

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Alvin B. Conyers, 62, Auburn
A Graveside Service for Mr. Alvin B. Conyers, age 62, of Auburn, Georgia will be held Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 11:00 A. M. at the Mellwood Cemetery with Pastor Mike Day of ...

Dawson

Rev. James Samuel Cranford, 93, Dawsonville
Rev. James Samuel (Sam) Cranford, age 93 of Dawsonville, passed away on Friday, February 6, 2015. Sam was a loving brother to all of his siblings. He was a licensed minister and a ...

Forsyth

Dale Clarke Franz,, 51, Cumming
Dale Clarke Franz, 51, died unexpectedly in his sleep on Feb. 6, 2015, at his home in Cumming, GA. He is survived by his wife, Ninette Sauro Franz; his children, Nicolas (b. 1991), ...

Gwinnett

Mrs. Iva Lou Hunter Sullivan, age 89, of Lilburn, GA passed away on Friday, February 6, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold C. Sullivan; and daughter, Linda Burg ...
Shane Taylor Carnes, 28, Lawrenceville
Shane Taylor Carnes, age 28, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Friday, February 6, 2015. He is survived by his daughters, Taylor Carnes, age 3 years, Hoschton, GA and McKenzie Pr ...

Hall

J. Rufus Smallwood, 93, Fayetteville formerly of Gainesville
Mr. J. Rufus Smallwood, 93 of Fayetteville formerly of Gainesville died Friday February 6, 2014 at Azalea Estates Assisted Living in Fayetteville.Born in Hall County, Mr. Smallwood ...

Jackson

Betty J. Hanson Shell, 79, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Betty J. Hanson Shell, age 79, of Jefferson, who passed away on Friday, February 6, 2015. Mrs. Shell was born in Rome, Georgia, a dau ...
Raymond Harrison Higley, 66, Hoschton
Raymond Harrison Higley, age 66, of Hoschton passed away at his home Friday, February 6, 2015 surrounded by his family. Mr. Higley was an United States Army Veteran and served in ...
Warren Ralph Thompson, 84, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Warren Ralph Thompson, age 84, of Commerce who passed away on February 6th, 2015. He was the son of the late Ralph and Grace Bar ...

Rabun

Hester Marie Callenback, 79, formerly of Rabun County, passed away at Pruitt Health Care in Toccoa, Georgia on Friday February 6, 2015. Youngest Child born to Alfred and Caroline A ...
'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.