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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Mar 6th, 2015

Banks

Margie Nell Harris Sanders, age 78 of Homer died Friday, March 6, 2015 at her residence. Mrs. Sanders was born in Gillsville to the late, Joe and Pearl Peppers Harris. Mrs. Sande ...
Vera Smith, 91, Maysville
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Vera Smith, age 91, of Maysville who passed away on Friday March 6th, 2015. She was the daughter of the late John Henry Garrett and Lou Wat ...

Dawson

William 'Bill' Oscar Smart, 82, Dawsonville, formerly of Oakwood
Mr. William "Bill" Oscar Smart, age 82 of Dawsonville, formerly of Oakwood, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Bell Minor Home following an extended illness. ...

Forsyth

Charles R. Roden, Sr, 79, Cumming
Charles R. Roden, Sr., age 79, of Cumming, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015. Charles was born November 17, 1935 to James and Docia Roden. He went on to retire after 27 years as ...
Ronnie Alvin Nichelson, 61, Cumming
Ronnie Alvin Nichelson, 61, of Cumming, GA passed away Friday, March 6, 2015.He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarance and Lille Nichelson; brothers, Melvin, Hudon, Danny, ...
Starlin "Jack" Jarvis, Sr. of Cumming, Georgia, went to his eternal home Friday, March 6, 2015. Mr. Jarvis is survived by his wife Phyllis Jarvis; children William, Debo ...

Habersham

Charles Ernest Rudeseal, age 86, of Alto, Georgia, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015.Mr. Rudeseal was born January 27, 1929 in Habersham County, Georgia to the late Luther Vance ...
Dorothy Chapman Henderson, 84, Clarkesville
Dorothy Chapman Henderson, age 84, of Clarkesville, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015.Born on February 23, 1931 in Blairsville, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Louis Nap ...

Hall

Ms. Mildred Eulene (Stephens) Dillard, age 82, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Friday, March 06, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral services are scheduled for ...

Jackson

Jimmy Lee Moore, 74, Nicholson
Mr. Jimmy Lee Moore, age 74, of Nicholson, GA died Friday, March 6, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Moore was born in Jefferson to the late Mell and Grace Miller Moore. He was a member ...
Eleanor R. Blankenship, 83, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Eleanor R. Blankenship, age 83, of Commerce, who passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015.Funeral Services are incomplete at this time.Ev ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Eleanor Ruth Howard Blankenship, age 83, of Commerce, who passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015. Mrs. Blankenship was born in Ficklin, ...
Fred Allen Higgins, 76, Hoschton
Fred Allen Higgins, age 76, of Hoschton passed away peacefully at home on Friday, March 6, 2015. Fred was born on October 1, 1938 and was the son of the late Wayne and Myrtie Higg ...
Gregory Michael Fontana, 48, Pendergrass
Mr. Gregory Michael Fontana, age 48, of Pendergrass passed away, Friday, March 6, 2015 at his residence, surrounded by friends and family. Funeral Mass will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday ...
'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.