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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. May 7th, 2015

Forsyth

Mitchell Lee Easter of Cumming, GA, passed into his next adventure on May 7, 2015. Mitchell was born and reared on a dairy farm in Amelia County, Virginia, son of Howard & F ...
Arthur Max Singleton of Cumming, GA beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and brother, completed his earthly journey on May 7, 2015.  He is preceded in deat ...

Habersham

  Celebration of Life services for Dorothy “Dottie” Willis Simmons; age 78, of Cornelia, will be held Saturday, May 16, 2015, at 11:00 AM, from the Cornelia Uni ...

Hall

Gail Moseley Upchurch, Gainesville
Gail Moseley Upchurch of Gainesville, GA and Sebring, FL passed away on May 7th in Gainesville. The daughter of the late W. H. Moseley and Irene Chafin Moseley of Henry County, she ...
Doris Ann Moore Anderson, 84, Gainesville
Doris Ann Moore Anderson, age 84 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at New Horizons Limestone Nursing Home following a brief illness.  Memorial services ...
James Wesley Bruce, 50, Gainesville
                James Wesley Bruce, 50, of Gainesville passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at his res ...
Robert Eugene Harris, 77, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Tuesday May 12, 2015 at Poplar Springs Baptist Church for Robert E. Harris, 77, of Gainesville. The Rev. Darryl Womack, Rev. David M ...
Pauline Garrett O’Kelley Williams, age 88 of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.   &n ...

Jackson

Gregory L. Brown, 53, Jefferson
Gregory L. Brown, age 53 of Jefferson, GA died Thursday, May 7, 2015 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Monday, May 11, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memori ...

Lumpkin

Mr. Newton Charles “Butch” Oki, age 70, of Dahlonega passed away peacefully at his residence on Thursday, May 07, 2015, following an extended illness. A native of&nb ...

Other

Lewis Chester Tench, 76, Athens
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Lewis Chester Tench, age 76, of Athens who passed away on Thursday May 7th, 2015. He is survived by his daughters, Tonya (Stacey ...

Stephens

Mrs. Ida Gertrude Moore Rumsey, age 104 of 45 Rumsey Row, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Pruitt Health Toccoa.   A daughter of the late Alonzo Lee ...
Robert Lee Terrell, 91, Toccoa
Mr. Robert Lee. Terrell, age 91 of Toccoa passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the Clary Center. A son of the late Henry F. and Lillie Howard Terrell, he was born February 26, 1 ...

White

Elva Sims Jackson, 95, Cleveland
Elva Sims Jackson, age 95 of Cleveland, passed  peacefully into the Lord’s hands Thursday, May 7, 2015 at her daughter’s residence. Mrs. Jackson was born May 1, ...
'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.