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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. May 5th, 2015

Forsyth

Roy Dwayne Gravitt, 51, Cumming
Roy Dwayne Gravitt age 51, of Cumming, GA passed away on May 4, 2015. He is survived by his brothers and sister, Dennis (Marsha) Gravitt, Daylon (Patti) Gravitt, and Denna (David) ...

Habersham

Deborah Ann Smith, 55, Demorest
Deborah Ann Smith, age 55 of Demorest, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born on October 19, 1959 in Broward County, Florida, she was a daug ...

Hall

Brian Keith Page, 44, Clermont
Brian Keith Page, 44, of Clermont passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015. A native of Hall County, he was the son of the late Bobby and Martha Smallwood Page. He was a member of Mt. V ...
Johnnie G. Barnes, 79, Gainesville
Mrs. Johnnie G. Barnes, 79, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015.   Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2015 at Lakewood Baptist Chur ...
Clyde Alvin Burnett, 63, Gainesville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Clyde Alvin Burnett, age 63, of Gainesville, Georgia, who passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Mr. Burnett was a son of the late Floyd an ...
Darren C. Faulk, 46, Flowery Branch
Darren C. Faulk, age 46, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2015. He was preceded in death by his mother, JoAnn Wood Lynn. He is survived by his father and mothe ...
Bobby (Bob) Clyde Phillips, 80, Flowery Branch
Bobby “Bob” Clyde Phillips, 80, of Flowery Branch passed away on Monday, May 5, 2015 at Gwinnett County Medical Center following a sudden illness.     ...
Dorotha Jeane Whelchel Roper, 84, Gainesville
Dorotha Jeane Whelchel Roper went on to be with our Lord on Monday, May 4th after an extended illness. She was 84 years old. Born on June 22, 1930, Mrs. Roper was a lifeti ...

Jackson

Millie Sue Brock, 62, Jefferson
  Millie Sue Brock, age 62, of Jefferson passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.laws ...
Keith Brandon Kellum, 41, Jefferson
  Mr. Keith Brandon Kellum, age 41, of Jefferson, GA died Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mr. Kellum was born in Sylacauga, AL to Ralph Kellum (Bet ...

Lumpkin

Ray Gene Anderson, 84, Dahlonega
Ray Gene Anderson, age 84, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015.   Ray Gene was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.  He worked for the Lu ...
'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.