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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Mar 26th, 2016

Habersham

John Oscar Anderson, Jr., 87, Cornelia
  John Oscar Anderson, Jr., age 87, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2016. Mr. Anderson was born in Cornelia, GA on September 16, 1928 to the late Rev. John ...
Paulino Fontanilla, 78, Alto
      Paulino Fontanilla, age 78, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2016.   No Funeral Services will be held.   ...

Hall

Thomas Fowler, 75, Gainesville
Thomas D. Fowler, Jr., age 75, passed away at his residence on February 14, 2016 following a sudden illness.  He was survived by his beloved wife Mary Ruth Sykes Fowler who la ...
Patricia Fincher Pirkle, 79, Gainesville
Mrs. Patricia Fincher Pirkle, 79 of Gainesville passed away March 16, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Mrs. Pirkle was the daughter of the ...
Teresa Ann Smith, 62, Murrayville
Mrs. Teresa Ann Smith, age 62 of Murrayville. Teresa passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016. She was born in Hall County on October 4, 1953 to the late Clinton Hurley and Margie ...

Jackson

Linda Peppers Bishop, 68, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Ms. Linda Peppers Bishop, age 68 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, March 26, 2016.  Ms. Bishop was born in Jeffer ...
Ruby M. Massey, 77, Jefferson
Mrs. Ruby M. Massey, age 77, of Jefferson, GA died Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mrs. Massey was born in Commerce to the late Hoke and Ludie Clark Hi ...
Thomas Jeffrey “Jeff” Roberts age 60 of Maysville passed away Saturday March 26, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Roberts was born November 2 ...
Jean Ross, 90, Hoschton
Jean Ross, age 90, of Hoschton passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016. Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966. ...

White

Laverne Nix Davis, 80, Cleveland
Laverne Nix Davis, age 80, of Cleveland passed away Saturday March 26, 2016.  Mrs. Davis was born in White County the daughter of the late Robert L. and Ruth Pilgrim Dalton ...
Teresa Smith, 62, Murrayville
Alexander  Funeral Home announces the death of Teresa Smith, age 62 of Murrayville, who passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016.   Arrangements are incomplete and will be ...
'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.