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Local Obits for Sun. Jan 17th, 2016

Dawson

Junior Cleaborn Day, 78, Dawsonville
Junior Cleaborn Day, 78, of Dawsonville passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January ...
Sandra King Ward, 74, Dawsonville
Sandra King Ward, 74, of Dawsonville, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2016.    Born January 13, 1942, in Atlanta, she was the daughter of Ralph and Jesse (Stricklan ...
June Chamblee Zinskie, 78, Dawsonville
June Chamblee Zinskie, 78, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday January 17, 2016 at the Oaks at Limestone following a period of declining health. Born March 27, 1937 in Norcross to ...

Forsyth

Clarence Eugene Hawkins, age 94 of Cumming went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 17, 2016. He was a member at Antioch Baptist Church for many years. Clarence had s ...

Hall

On January 16, 2016, Lillian Bessie Crumley Barlow, rose to her next assignment. Her gaze raised upward to the light as she let go to join the Glory of Christ. She shared such beau ...
  Mrs. Minnie Grace “Mama Deal” Hosea Deal, age 96 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness.   ...
Jack Edward Hewell, 52, Gillsville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Friday January 22, 2016 for Jack Edward Hewell, age 52 of Gillsville. The Rev. Bobby Ivester will officiate. Interment will follow at ...

Lumpkin

Shancy Tritt, 38, Dahlonega
Shancy Tritt, age 38, of Dahlonega, GA passed away January 17, 2016.   Shancy is survived by her daughters Verenna Lamanac, Canton, GA and Shiyann Lamanac, Dahlonega, GA ...

Other

Lisa Rhee Payne, 58, Dahlonega
Lisa Rhee Payne, age 58, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2016 at Pruitt of Toccoa Nursing Home following an extended illness. Lisa is preceded in death by her ...
Mrs. Ruby Cash Burnette Shafer, age 88 of 275 Rhodes Drive, Marietta, Georgia passed away Sunday, January 17, 2016 at Canton Nursing Home.   A daughter of the late Howar ...
'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.