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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jun 16th, 2015

Dawson

James Braxton Smith, III, 75, Dawsonville
James Braxton Smith, III, (Brock), 75, of Dawsonville, GA, was born on December 18, 1939 and passed away on June 16, 2015. Brock was born in Bradenton, FL and graduated from Manate ...

Forsyth

Randall Stewart “Randy” Filby died on June 16, 2015.  Born in Des Moines, IA he was the son of the late Chester and Vesta Filby. He is survived by his wife, Gin ...
Doris Watkins, 83, Cumming
Doris Watkins, age 83 of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015. She is survived by her daughter, Valarie Jones of Gainesville, GA; daughter, Alisa and Rick Green of Cummin ...

Gwinnett

Charles E. Welsh, 81, Buford
  Mr. Charles E. Welsh, age 81, of Buford passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at his residence, surrounded by family.   Funeral Mass will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, Ju ...
Ryan Michael Richards, 33, Sugar Hill
Ryan Michael Richards, age 33, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2015.  He is survived by his parents, Stephen and Twila Fowler Richards, Sugar Hill, GA; sist ...

Habersham

Lonnie Mike Brown, 39, Clarkesville
Lonnie Mike Brown, age 39 of Clarkesville, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015.  Mr. Brown was born on September 18, 1975 in Cumming, GA to James “Red” Melvin Br ...
Carol Dempsey Kimbrel, 76, Cornelia
Carol Dempsey Kimbrel, age 76, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Mrs. Kimbrel was born on October 16, 1938 in Dallas, Texas to the late William Marvin ...
Denise Hicks Taylor, 52, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Denise Hicks Taylor, age 52, of Clarkesville will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Interment will fo ...

Hall

Rex Keel Grant, 81, Gainesville
Mr. Rex Keel Grant, age 81 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.      &n ...
Ronnie Gene Hudgins, 67, Gainesville
               Ronnie Gene Hudgins, 67, of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Northeast G ...
Iris J. Goss Meeker, 73, Gainesville
Iris J. Goss Meeker, 73 of Gainesville, passed away on June 16, 2015.   She is survived by her sister Mary F. (Bill) Burnette of Cumming as well as nieces, nephews other ...

Jackson

John Edward Rich, 46, Hoschton
  Mr. John Edward Rich, age 46, of Hoschton passed away suddenly on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton.   A Private Mem ...
Blondine H. Boggs, 88, Braselton
Blondine H. Boggs, age 88, of Braselton passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015.  Ms. Boggs love to read.  She was survived by her son Charles Wheeler Boggs and wife Patty; 2 ...
Elizabeth Doris Britten, 88, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Doris Britten, age 88, of Jefferson, GA, who passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Mrs. Britten was born in Jersey City, N ...

Other

Robert George Black, 77, Woodstock
                Robert George Black, 77, of Woodstock passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Embracing ...

Rabun

George Wendell Underwood, 79, Clayton, formerly Highlands, NC
George Wendell Underwood, 79, of Clayton, Georgia and Highlands, North Carolina died peacefully at his home on June 16, 2015.   Wendell was born in Atlanta, Georgia on J ...

Stephens

John Dan Black, 82, Toccoa
Mr. John Dan Black, age 82 of 79 Canebrake, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A son of the late Grady F. Black and Mary Louise K ...
'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.