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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 24th, 2016

Forsyth

Mollie Adelman passed away on December 24, 2016. She was 95 years old. No services are currently scheduled. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangemen ...
John Henry Smart Jr. passed away peacefully on Christmas Eve shortly after 9 pm after succumbing to complications from lung disease. John is preceded by; his parents John Smart ...

Habersham

Laura Mae Gibson, 68, Demorest
Laura Mae Gibson, age 68 of Demorest, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2016.  Born in Poquoson, Virginia on November 3, 1948, she was a daughter of the late David Follett ...

Hall

Josue Castro-Ramos, 17, Gainesville
Mr. Josue Castro-Ramos, age 17 days, of Gainesville, passed away December 24, 2016. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 ...
Milton Charles, 50, Gainesville
Mr. Milton Charles, 50, of Gainesville, passed away December 24, 2016. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park ...
Gail Gibbs Guyton, 66, Buford
Mrs. Gail Gibbs Guyton, 66, of Buford, GA, Passed away on December 24, 2016. Funeral Services are scheduled for Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Reverend Jonathan Sutto ...
Allene Ivey, 93, Gainesville
Mrs. Allene Ivey, 93, of Gainesville, GA, passed away December 24, 2016.   Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced.   Memorial Park Funeral Home, 20 ...
Allene Kerns Ivey, 93, Gainesville
Mrs. Allene Kerns Ivey, 93, of Gainesville passed away on December 24, 2016 at Bell Minor Nursing Home.   Mrs. Ivey was a lifelong resident of Hall County, Born on July 1, 1 ...
Darrel John LeBlanc, 64, Gainesville
Darrel John LeBlanc age 64 of Gainesville passed away December 24, 2016. Graveside Service 11:00 a.m. Tuesday Whitehall Baptist Church Cemetery. Ward's Funeral Home of Gain ...
James Edward Looney, 61, Gainesville
James Edward Looney age 61 of Gainesville passed away Saturday December 24, 2016. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.

White

Cora Bell Chastain, 93, Cleveland
Cora Bell Chastain, age 93 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday December 24, 2016.  Mrs. Chastain was born May 5, 1923 in Jasper, GA to the late Dolph and Rora Mae Moss Poo ...
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.