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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. May 27th, 2015

Forsyth

Mary Rebecca Royal Jacobs, 92, of Cumming, GA died on May 27, 2015.  Born in Walton County, GA on September 25, 1922, she was the daughter of the late John and Adabel Jones Ro ...

Habersham

Barbara Anne McElhannon McCoy, age 79, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Mrs. McCoy was born on July 12, 1935 in Athens, Georgia to the late John Hen ...

Hall

Violet M. Jones, 83, Gainesville
Graveside Services will be held 4:00pm Friday May 29, 2015 at  Hillside Memorial Gardens for Violet M. Jones, 83, of Gainesville. Randy Ragan will officiate. The F ...

Jackson

Ronnie Terrell Smith, 66, Commerce
Mr. Ronnie Terrell Smith, age 66, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, May 27, 2015.  Mr. Smith was born in Commerce to the late Rogers and Faith Dixon Smith.  He was a member ...

Other

Timothy Dale Maloch, 46, Winterville
Timothy Dale Maloch, age 46, of Winterville passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015.  Mr. Maloch was a NASCAR fan, enjoyed music; the guitar being his favorite instrument.  H ...

Rabun

Catherine “Cathy” Pritchett Gihl, of Rabun Gap, Georgia, lost her long fight with cancer and passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, May 27, 2015.  She ...
Former Banks Co. probate judge, county commissioner dies
A former Banks County probate judge and county commissioner, Milton Dalton, has died following an extended illness.
Daughter: Popular crooner Vic Damone dies in Florida at 89
Family members say crooner Vic Damone has died in Florida at the age of 89
Memorial service set for Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere
DEMOREST — Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere will be remembered in a memorial service at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Atlanta.
Head of state educators group dies; was former Forsyth Co. schools superintendent
Dr. Allene Magill, executive director of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators and former schools superintendent in Forsyth County, died unexpectedly at her home Saturday.
Former Gainesville business, civic leader dies
A prominent Athens businessman with strong ties to Gainesville, Claude Williams, Junior, has died.
'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