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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Mar 9th, 2015

Barrow

Howard Sweat, 64, Winder
Mr. Howard Sweat, age 64, of Winder, Georgia died March 8, 2015 at his residence. A native of Barrow County, he was a son of the late James and Lucille Anthony Sweat. He wa ...

Dawson

Bertha Margaret Estes Weeks, 93, Dawsonville
Bertha Margaret Estes Weeks went HOME to be with Jesus on March 9, 2015, after a brief illness with cancer. She was 93. Ms. Bertha lived in Dawsonville since 2005, having raised ...

Forsyth

Joyce Seabolt Cook, 61, Cumming
Joyce Seabolt Cook passed away at home in Cumming, GA on Monday, March 9, 2015 at the age of 61. She had fought a courageous battle with cancer for the last couple of years, with f ...
Thomas Alfred Pilgrim, Jr. age 86, of Cumming, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, March 8, 2015.He is preceded in death by his wife, Marie Pilgrim (2011); parents, Thoma ...

Hall

Harold L. Garner, 88, Gainesville
Harold Lee Garner, 88, of Gainesville, GA passed from this life to the next on March 9, 2015 in the presence of his daughters, after a brief battle with leukemia. He ...
Nora Bridges Tolbert, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Nora Elizabeth Bridges Tolbert passed away on March 9, 2015. Born in Talmo, GA, on September 24, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Mae Taylor and Thomas Clifford Bridges. ...
Wayne Henry Byers Sr., 89, Gainesville
Mr. Wayne Henry Byers, Sr., age 89 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2015 at Autumn Breeze Assisted Living following an extended illness. Funeral services ...

Jackson

Matte Jewell Sims Watson, 84, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Matte Jewell Sims Watson, age 84, of Jefferson, who passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Mrs. Watson was born in Jackson County, a ...
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Robin Renee Westmoreland Daniel, age 49, of Commerce who passed away on Monday March 9th, 2015. She is the daughter of Carolyn W ...

Other

Robert Eugene Bearden, 64, Sparta
Robert Eugene Bearden, age 64, of Sparta, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2015. Robert was of the Baptist faith. He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Mabel Bearden; ...
'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.