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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Mar 17th, 2016

Habersham

Roy Lee Keller, 57, Mt. Airy
Roy Lee Keller, age 57 of Mt. Airy, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2016, at his residence.  Born in Habersham County on December 2, 1958, he was a son of Kirby Lee Keller an ...

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Loy Charles Collins, 87, Gainesville
  Loy Charles Collins, age 87 of  Gainesville, Georgia died  Thursday March 17, 2016 from an extend illness.   Loy was born on December 13, 1928 to ...
Mamie Lou Henderson, 72, Gainesville
Mrs. Mamie Lou Henderson age 72 of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday March 16, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.   &n ...
Roberta “Sis” Hunter, 91, Gainesville
Mrs. Roberta “Sis” Hunter, age 91, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, March 17, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, with her family. &nbs ...
Kathryn Lynn Poff, 27, Gainesville
         Miss Kathryn Lynn Poff, age 27 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2016 in Milledgeville, Georgia from injuries sust ...

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Unie Olean Turner, 85, Cleveland
Unie Olean Turner, age 85 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mrs. Turner was the daughter of the late Wilburn and Mart ...
'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.