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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 28th, 2016

Habersham

Rosalie "Rosie" Sutton Free, 95, Batesville
Funeral services for Rosalie "Rosie" Sutton Free, age 95 of the Batesville community of Clarkesville will be held Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 2 PM from the Providence ...
Aida Viola Nix Jaworski, age 93 of Alto, took her Heavenly flight on December 28, 2016. Born in Blairsville, Georgia on March 31, 1923 she was a daughter of the late John Frank ...

Hall

Vivian Wade Clark, 75, Gainesville
Mrs. Vivian Wade Clark, 75, of Gainesville, passed away December 28, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born on May 7, 1941, she was a lifelong resident of Hall County. M ...
William Charles Cole, 70, Gainesville
William Charles Cole age 70 of Gainesville passed away December 28, 2016. Graveside Service 2:00 p.m. Thursday Alta Vista Cemetery. Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.

Jackson

Jackie Archer, 77, Nicholson
Mrs. Jackie Archer, age 77, of Nicholson, GA died Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Archer was born in Commerce to the late J. Willy and Margaret Baxter Lor ...

Stephens

Sarah Schlegel, 82, Toccoa
Sarah Schlegel, age 82, of Toccoa, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. Mrs. Schlegel was born on May 16, 1934 in Wesson, Mississippi. She was preceded in death ...

White

Dr. James Douglas Tanner Sr., 86, passed away on Wednesday, December 28th. Douglas, as he was known to family and friends, was born in Atlanta in 1930. The youngest of Roscoe ...
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.