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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Sep 20th, 2015

Banks

Ronnie Simonds, 58, Commerce
Ronnie Simonds age 58 of Commerce passed away Sept. 20, 2015.  Mr. Simonds was born on January 27, 1957 in Buford to the late John Jackie Sr, and Bonnie Marie Rider Simonds ...

Dawson

Rachel Padgett, 86, Dawsonville
Rachel Padgett, 86, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday September 20, 2015 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born January 25, 1929 to the late Ratcliff an ...

Forsyth

Walter Edward Cory, 80, Cumming
Walter Edward Cory (March 24, 1935 to September 20, 2015) died after a long illness. Born in Loranger, LA, Walt graduated from Amite High School and Southeastern Louisiana Universi ...

Habersham

Jon W. Hester, 75, Broward County, FL. and Habersham
Jon W. Hester, age 75, of Broward County, FL, and Habersham County, GA passed away on Sunday, September 20, 2015. Mr. Hester was born February 23, 1940 in Towns, GA to the late ...

Hall

Fred Kenneth Hemphill, 89, Gillsville
Mr. Fred Kenneth Hemphill, Sr. age 89, of Gillsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2015.   Celebration of Life Service to be held 1:30 pm Saturday, Septe ...
Edna Cornelia Burnett Nash, 83, of Lula passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.     &n ...

Jackson

Linda E. Brown Gordon, 69, Commerce
Linda E. Brown Gordon, age 69 of Commerce passed away Sunday Sept. 20, 2015. Mrs. Gordon was the daughter of the late Colton and Willie Sue Scoggins Brown and was a homemaker. ...
William Nalley, 48, Hoschton
William E. “Bill” Nalley, age 48 of Hoschton, GA died suddenly on Sunday, September 20, 2015. Funeral service will be held Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Ha ...

Lumpkin

Evelyn Imogene Anderson, 80, Dahlonega
Mrs. Evelyn Imogene Anderson, age 80, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, September 20, 2015 at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living in Gainesville following a period of declining health. ...

White

Alvastine Moore, 83, Cleveland
Mrs. Alvastine Moore, age 83, of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2015.  Mrs. Moore was born in Consauga, Tennessee to the late Newt and Emma Wooten Jackson. Sh ...
Delbert Tony Oliver, 76, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Delbert Tony Oliver, age 76 of Cleveland. Delbert passed away Sunday, September 20, 2015. Funeral services are schedu ...
'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.