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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Nov 16th, 2016

Forsyth

Carole N. O’Fallon, 71, Cumming
Carole N. O’Fallon, 71, of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at her residence.  A private family service will held at a later date.  ...
James J. Konrad, 75, Cumming
James J. Konrad, age 75, a 23 year resident of Cumming passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2016. James was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with h ...
Ivan Hoyt Martin, 84, Cumming
Ivan Hoyt Martin, age 84, of Cumming, GA, passed away on November 16, 2016. He was born in Forsyth County on January 22, 1932, to the late Oscar and Mary Emma Martin. Ivan was a po ...

Hall

Evelyn Smith Hancock, 92, Gainesville
Mrs. Evelyn Smith Hancock, 92 of Gainesville died Wednesday November 16, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday November 20, 2016 at St. Paul United Methodist C ...
Mrs. Ida Claudine Martin, age 82, of Hall County passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 due to an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, November 20, ...
James Douglas Wilson, 66, Gainesville
            Mr. James Douglas Wilson, age 66, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 due to an ex ...

Jackson

Jason Bentley Casey, 45, Commerce
Jason Bentley Casey, age 45 of Commerce, GA passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2016.   Mr. Casey was the son of Susan McWaters Behrle and the late Billy Ray Casey. He w ...

Lumpkin

Danny Preston Kirk, Sr, 65, Dahlonega
Danny Preston Kirk, Sr., age 65, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Wednesday November 16, 2016. Danny’s lovable big teddy bear personality touched so many people’s liv ...

Other

Shannon Rockford Hood, 57, Lexington, SC
Funeral services for Shannon Rockford Hood, age 57 of Lexington, SC will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 19, 2016 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Pastor Michael W ...
'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.