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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Dec 2nd, 2016

Dawson

Timothy (Tim) C. Ledford, 55, Dawsonville
Timothy “Tim” C. Ledford, age 55 of Dawsonville, passed away Friday, December 2, 2016.  Mr. Ledford was born February 27, 1961 in Gainesville to the late Claude ...

Forsyth

Velma Allie Stickel, 75, Cumming
Velma Allie Stickel, age 75, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2016. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, John Stickel; sisters, Barbara Sargent, Vivi ...

Habersham

Choob (Noy) Bantaum, 55, Cornelia
Choob  “Noy” Bantaum, age 55, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Friday, December 2, 2016. Mrs. Bantaum was born on September 17, 1961 in Thailand t ...

Hall

Pauline Brown Blakeney, 95, Greeneville, TN, formerly of Gainesville
Pauline Brown Blakeney passed away peacefully Friday evening at Morning Pointe of Greeneville at the age of 95. Pauline was a very smart and accomplished lady. Born in Alabama, ...
Eleanor Jean Hassell, 82, Gainesville
Eleanor Jean Hassell, 82, passed away on Friday, December 2, 2016 A Memorial service will be held in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home on December 17, 2016 at 2: ...
Martha Jean Michely, 64, Gainesville
Martha Jean Michely, 64, of Gainesville died Friday, December 2, 2016.  Born in York, SC., she was the daughter of Reid T. and Dorothy Williams of Gainesville. Jean graduat ...

Lumpkin

Judson Walker Batts, 80, Dahlonega
Judson Walker Batts, age 80, of Dahlonega, GA, joined his Father in Heaven on December 2, 2016. Visitation will be held from 4PM until 8PM on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at Dahlo ...

Other

Eleanor Jean Hassell, 82, Atlanta formerly of Gainesville
Eleanor Jean Hassell, 82, of Atlanta, MI. and Gainesville, GA. (formerly of Southgate MI) passed away on Friday, December 2, 2016.  Eleanor was born in Dearborn, MI.  She ...

Rabun

Bessie Jane Dryman Barnes, age 105, of Clayton, Georiga, passed away on December 2, 2016 at her home. She was born in Macon County NC the daughter of the late Ray Dryman and Mamie ...

Stephens

Ray Pickens Bell, 77, Toccoa
Mr. Ray Pickens Bell, age 77 of Oakway Drive, Toccoa, GA, passed away Friday, December 2, at his residence. A son of the late Elmer Pickens and Myrtie McClellan Bell, he was bor ...

White

Kelly K. Williams, 30, Cleveland
Kelly K. Williams, age 30, of Cleveland, GA passed away Friday, December 2, 2016.   Service arrangements are pending at this time.   Hillside Chapel Funeral H ...
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.
NASCAR Hall of Famer, World War II vet Bud Moore dies at 92
NASCAR Hall of Famer Bud Moore, a World War II veteran awarded five Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars, has died. He was 92.