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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 24th, 2015

Dawson

Clayton Stowers Wallace, 89, Dawsonville
Clayton Stowers Wallace, 89, of Dawsonville passed away Friday July 24, 2015 following a period of declining health. Born September 29, 1925 in Hall County to the late J. Stower ...

Forsyth

Gary Franklin Bowman, 61, Cumming
Gary Franklin Bowman, 61 of Cumming, Ga passed away on Friday July 24th, 2015. He was loved by all that knew him. Gary was employed with Tru-Green lawn care. Visitation will be ...

Gwinnett

Louise Thomas Beard, 81, Buford
Louise Thomas Beard, age 81, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, July 24, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Mardell Clark Thomas; and brother, Charles Tho ...

Habersham

Donald Shirley, 74, Alto
Donald Shirley, age 74, of Alto, passed away Friday, July 24, 2015 at his residence. Born on July 2, 1941, in Rabun County, he was a son of the late Jesse Vandiver and Fannie Ma ...
Donald Shirley, age 74, of Alto, passed away Friday, July 24, 2015 at his residence. Born on July 2, 1941, in Rabun County, he was a son of the late Jesse Vandiver and Fannie Ma ...

Hall

Mary Lou Williams, 64, Gainesville
Mrs. Mary Lou Williams, age 64, of Gainesville passed away suddenly on July 8, 2015.   Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Central Baptist C ...

Jackson

Irene Beck, 91, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Irene Beck, age 91, of Pendergrass, who passed away on Friday, July 24, 2015. Funeral Services are incomplete at this time. Eva ...
Irene Beck, 91, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Irene Beck, age 91, of Pendergrass, who passed away on Friday, July 24, 2015. Mrs. Beck was born in Gainesville, GA, a daughter to th ...

Lumpkin

Betty Earlene Scofield, 86, Dahlonega
Betty Earlene Scofield, age 86, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Thursday, July 24, 2015 at Friendship Health and Rehab in Cleveland, GA.   Betty was born June 21, 1929 in M ...

Stephens

Frances Segars Hemphill, age 86, of Toccoa, Georgia formerly of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Friday, July 24, 2015. Mrs. Hemphill was born on November 6, 1928 in Frankli ...
'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.