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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Mar 31st, 2016

Dawson

James Harold Magnusson, 84, Dawsonville
James Harold Magnusson, age 84, of Dawsonville, GA passed away March 31, 2016. Harold is preceded in death by his parents, Christian and Lila Magnusson. He is survived by his ...

Gwinnett

Larry Franklin “Frank” Rush, age 67 of Buford, GA died suddenly on Thursday, March 31, 2016. Funeral service will be held Friday, April 8, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton M ...
Paul Randolph Verdin, 62, Buford
Mr. Paul Randolph Verdin, age 62, of Buford passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016.   Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm., Tuesday, April 5, 2016 in the Chapel of Memorial P ...

Habersham

Dennis L. Minix, 74, Demorest
Dennis L. Minix, age 74 of Demorest, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016.  Born in Fitzgerald, Georgia on June 30, 1941, he was a son of the late George and Pauline Ball Min ...

Hall

Anastacia Champion, 32, Gainesville
Ms. Anastacia Champion transitioned this life on March 31, 2016.  She was a graduate of Gainesville High School and Cosmetology where she found the love of styling  hair. ...
Gholston Peoples, 85, Gainesville
Gholston Peoples age 85 of Gainesville, GA passed away on Yesterday March 31, 2016. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home.
Annie Lee Sutton Cathey, 94, Gainesville
Mrs. Annie Lee Sutton Cathey,age 94 of Gainesville. Mrs. Cathey passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016. Graveside services are scheduled for 12:00 pm, Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Ga ...
Alton Ellison, 62, Gainesville
Alton Ellison age 62 of Gainesville, GA passed away on Yesterday March 31, 2016. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home.
Joe Leonard Nolan, Jr., 59, Gainesville
 Mr. Joe Leonard Nolan, Jr., age 59 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness.  Graveside services are schedu ...
 Linda Darlene Wehunt Pinkerton, age 56 of Lula, passed away March 31, 2016 at her residence following a sudden illness.             Memorial se ...
Matthew G. Williams, 53, Gainesville
Matthew G. Williams, 53, of Gainesville, passed away peacefully on March 31, 2016 after a brief illness.   Matthew grew up in Atlanta and was a 1979 graduate of Forsyth ...
Mrs. Priscilla Ann Nicely- Williams was born to the late L.C. and Lucille Nicely on May 5, 1956. Mrs. Williams was born in Gainesville and graduated from Gainesville High School. S ...

Lumpkin

Litton DeJarnette, 75, Dahlonega
Litton DeJarnette lost his courageous battle with Leukemia, Thursday, March 7, 2016. Litton was 75, born September 24, 1940 to the late Mary & Jim deJarnette. Litton and his wi ...

Stephens

Grady Leon Scott, 63, Toccoa
Mr. Grady Leon Scott, age 63 of 1365 Talmadge Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at his residence.   A son of the late Clarence and Macie Scott, he ...
Morene Adams Sheriff, 96, Eastanollee
Mrs. Morene Adams Sheriff, age 96 passed away peacefully Thursday, March 31, 2016 at her home in Eastanollee, Georgia. A daughter of the late Lawrence and Maude Crawford Adams, ...

White

Augustus R. King, III, 74, Sautee
Augustus R. King, III, age 74 of Sautee, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at his residence. Mr. King was born on December 22, 1941, in Macon, Georgia, to the lat ...
'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.