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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Apr 2nd, 2016

Dawson

Billie C. Russo, 80, Dawsonville
Dr. Billie C. Russo, Sr., 80, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday April 2, 2016 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born March 24, 1936, Dr. Russo had been ...

Forsyth

Robert L. Mehler, 87, Cumming
Robert L. Mehler, age 87, of Cumming, formerly of Hazlet, NJ passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016. Born in Newark, NJ he was the son of the late Anthony and Mary Mehler and served i ...

Habersham

Julian Vernon Donald, 83, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Julian Vernon Donald, age 83, of Clarkesville will be held Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 3:00 PM from the Nacoochee United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Chew ...

Hall

Rodney Allen, 69, Hilton Head, SC formerly of Gainesville
      Mr. Rodney Allen, age 69, of Hilton Head, SC formerly of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016.      &n ...
Franklin Leon Rider, 80, Gainesville
Franklin Leon Rider, age 80 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, April 02, 2016 at Chestatee Regional Hospital following an extended illness.     Funeral services ...
    Dr. Theodore “Ted” Robinson passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016 in Gainesville, Georgia.            ...
David G. Stuker, 81, Murrayville
David Stuker, 81, of Murrayville, passed away April 2, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia Stuker and daughter, Lisa Stuker. He is survived by his sons and dau ...

Jackson

Freida Hodges Sikes, 92, Commerce
Mrs. Freida Hodges Sikes, age 92 of Lula died Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Southern Pines Assisted Living.  Mrs. Sikes was born in Statesboro to the late, Frank and Maggie Grime ...
Dale Coleman Wilson, 63, Pendergrass
  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Dale Coleman Wilson, age 63 of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, April 2, 2016.  Mrs. Wilson was bo ...

White

Clara L. Brigham, 44, Cleveland
Clara L. Brigham, age 44 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016 at her residence.  Ms. Brigham was born May 1, 1971 in Anchorage, AK to the alter Albert C. Sloan ...
'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.