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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Mar 30th, 2016

Gwinnett

William Randy Wiley, 72, Buford
William R. “Randy” Wiley, age 72, of Buford, Georgia, died Wednesday, March 30, 2016.  A Memorial Service will be held Friday, April 1, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Hamilto ...

Habersham

Lorena Stanley Alexander, age 86, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. Granny Lorena was born on August 15, 1929 in Banks County, Georgia to the late Earl ...

Hall

Florene Payne Allen, 79, Murrayville
Florene Payne Allen age 79 of Murrayville, GA passed away on March 30, 2016 following an extended illness.  Mrs. Allen was born and raised in Murrayville, GA and was a member ...
Betty Jo Edwards, 76, Murrayville
Funeral services for Betty Jo Edwards age 76 of Murrayville will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday April  2, 2016 in Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Wahoo Ba ...
Wayne Lester, 64, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. Born on May 9, 1951, Wayne was preceded in death by his father, Joe Preston Lester Sr., sister in law, ...

Jackson

Tommy Kenneth Minish, Sr, 69, Commerce
  Mr. Tommy Kenneth Minish, Sr., age 69, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospice House.  Mr. Minish was the son of the late J.D. and ...
Helen W. Stephens, 85, Nicholson
Mrs. Helen W. Stephens, age 85, of Nicholson, GA died Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Bountiful Hills Personal Care Home.  Mrs. Stephens was born in Tignall to the late Ernest an ...

Lumpkin

Myrtle M. Wright, 98, Dahlonega
Myrtle M. “Nanny” Wright, age 98 of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.   Myrtle was the oldest of twelve children, born on September 13, ...

Other

Bobby Ralph Clement, Sr.,, 76, Greenwood, SC
  Bobby Ralph Clement, Sr., formerly of Greenwood, South Carolina passed away on March 30, 2016.   Born in Anderson, South Carolina on July 17, 1934, he was the ...
'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.