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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Oct 29th, 2016

Forsyth

Wolfgang Hilmer, 60, Cumming
Wolfgang Hilmer, 60, of Cumming, GA died at Northside Hospital Forsyth on October 29, 2016.  Born in Johannesburg, South Africa he was the son of the late Otfrid and Irmgard H ...

Habersham

Ernest Raymond Mabe, 98, Mt. Airy
Ernest Raymond Mabe, age 98, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Mabe was born on December 13, 1917 in Danbury, North Carolina ...

Hall

James Lamar Burgamy, 73, Flowery Branch
James Lamar Burgamy, age 73, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016.  James loved to play football.  He was the first to make Allstate in Hall County.&n ...

Jackson

Sherman H. Salyers, 82, Pendergrass
Sherman H. Salyers, 82, of Pendergrass passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November ...

Lumpkin

Dorsey Gibson, 79, Dahlonega
Mr. Dorsey Gibson, age 79, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016. Dorsey was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He was retired from the Burling ...
'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.