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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Feb 6th, 2016

Forsyth

George Robert Whelchel, 78, Cumming
George Robert Whelchel, age 78, of Cumming, went to be with his Lord on February 6, 2016.  George was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Germany and faithfully attended Pleasant ...

Habersham

Homer Lee Howard, 84, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Homer Lee Howard, age 84, of Clarkesville will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the Clarkesville United Methodist Church with Rev. Bria ...
Debra Elaine Maness, 60, Mt. Airy
Debra Elaine Maness, 60, of Mt. Airy passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at her residence following a sudden illness.          Services will be ...
Leon Walters, 74, Mt. Airy
Mr. Leon Walters, age 74, of Antioch Church Road, Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.    A ...

Hall

Otis T. Milsap, 70, Gainesville
Homegoing Services for Mr. Otis Millsap will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016, 2:00 pm at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 4000 Thurmon Tanner Rd Flowery Branch, GA&n ...

Jackson

Mildred Sue Thomas, 77, Commerce
Mrs. Mildred Sue Thomas, age 77, of Commerce died Saturday, February 06, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Thomas was born in Commerce to the late, Dock and Inda M ...

Lumpkin

David Edward Woodward, 47, Dahlonega
David Edward Woodward, age 47, a lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away February 5, 2016. David is preceded in death by his mother, Kathy Sue Grizzle. He is survived ...

White

Mary Ruth Johnson, 88, Helen
Mary Ruth Johnson, age 88, of Helen, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2016. Mrs. Johnson was born on February 20, 1927 to Mae and Irvin Smith.  She is preceded in death ...
'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.