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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Feb 29th, 2016

Habersham

Dorothy “Dot” Griffin Westmoreland, age 84, of Cornelia, passed away on Monday, February 29, 2016. Mrs. Westmoreland was born May 6, 1931 in Demorest, GA to the late ...

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Olga Markovich, 90, Gainesville
Olga Berezni Markovich, 90, passed away Monday, February 29, 2016 in Gainesville, GA.   A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm Friday March 4, 2016 in the McGill Scar ...
Sarah McGuigan, 56, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Friday March 4, 2016 at Cannan Baptist Church for Sarah Elaine McGuigan age 56 of Gainesville. The Rev. Ken Anderson, Rev. Spence Full ...

Stephens

Mrs. Bertha Ruth Fuller Bailey, age 62 of 339 Old East Shoals Road, Toccoa passed away Monday, February 29, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton. A daughter of ...
Henry Curtis Collins, 83, Toccoa
Mr. Henry Curtis Collins, age 83 of 289 Vickery Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, February 29, 2016 at Stephens County Hospital.   A son of the late Nolin and Ir ...

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Miles Leon Roberts, 66, Cumming
Miles Leon Roberts, age 66, of Cumming passed away Monday, February 29, 2016.  Miles was a true country entertainment man - outgoing and funny.  He was loved by his famil ...
'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.