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Local Obits for Sat. May 23rd, 2015

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Mary Helen Deaton, 73, Winder
      Mrs. Mary Helen Deaton, age 73, of Winder, Georgia passed away May 23, 2015 at Sacred Journey Hospice in McDonough, Georgia.  A daughter of the ...

Forsyth

Joyce Burks McClendon, 72, Alpharetta
Joyce Burks McClendon, age 72 of Forsyth County (Alpharetta), passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles ...

Gwinnett

Jaynell Eva Wills King, age 84 of Buford, GA died Saturday, May 23, 2015 following a brief illness. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill ...
Anita Womack, 80, Duluth
Mrs. Anita Mann Womack, age 80, of Duluth, GA passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015. She was preceded in death by her son, Steve Womack. She is survived by her husband of eighte ...

Habersham

Mary Ausburn Eller, 90, Cornelia
Mary Ausburn Eller, age 90, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at a local care facility. Mrs. Eller was born in Banks County on May 11, 1925 to the late ...

Hall

Hermila Cardenas-Chavez, 49, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Hermila Cardenas-Chavez, age 49, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Funeral Mass will be 11:00 a.m., Friday ...
Collene Simmons Ivey, 85, Clermont
Collene Simmons Ivey, age 85, of Clermont, entered this life on August 18, 1929 and entered eternal life on May 23, 2015.  Collene was born in White County, the family move ...
Virginia R. Pinyan, 90, Gainesville
Mrs. Virginia R. Pinyan, 90, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015 following a period of declining health.   Born on July 5, 1924 in Greenville, GA., she ...
Robert John Pollock, Jr., 82, Gainesville
 Dr. Robert “Bob” John Pollock, Jr., age 82, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015 surrounded by his loved ones at Lanier Village Estates. ...
Fletcher Hubert Whitmire, 56, Gainesville
Mr. Fletcher Hubert Whitmire, age 56, of Gainesville, GA passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015. He was a lifelong resident of Hall County and retired from Norton Company in Flowery ...

Jackson

Mamie Lois Morris, 83, Jefferson
Mrs. Mamie Lois Morris, age 83, of Jefferson, GA died Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Northridge Health and Rehab.  Mrs. Morris was the daughter of the late Melvin and Pauline Child ...
Ladys Haley Scogin, 89, Nicholson
Ladys (Granny) Haley Scogin, age 89 of Nicholson, GA, died Saturday May 23rd , 2015.  She was the daughter of the late Luid Criss and Mattie Hart Haley and widow of Ellis Weld ...

Stephens

John Sosebee, 86, Toccoa
Mr. John Winfred Sosebee, age 86 of 129 Rider Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015 at the Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late Oscar and Lola Ellard S ...
'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.