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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Apr 5th, 2016

Banks

Bertie McDuffie Chaffin, age 80, Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Mrs. Chaffin was born in Banks County on July 24, 1935 to the late Clarence and Helen M ...

Barrow

   Mildred Cronic Edge passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016.  Mrs. Edge was the daughter of the late Andrew and Loudell Cronic, and was preceded in death by her husban ...

Hall

Fred Allen Gilbert, 78, Gainesville
  Fred Allen Gilbert, age 78, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016 following an extended illness. He was born in Memphis, TN and served his country in t ...

Jackson

Jane Forrester Duck, 91, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Jane Forrester Duck, age 91, of Hoschton, who passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Mrs. Duck was born in Hoschton, GA, a daughter t ...
Danny Paul Hill, 61, Commerce
            Mr. Danny Paul Hill, age 61, of Commerce died Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. ...

Lumpkin

Jewell (Dean) Beasley, 83, Dahlonega
Jewell “Dean” Beasley, age 83, a life-long resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away April 5, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Dean is preceded in dea ...
Zora Lucille Hackney, 78, Dahlonega
Zora Lucille Hackney age 78 of Dahlonega, Georgia formerly from Stockbridge, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Lucille bravely ...

Stephens

Mrs. Cricket Bowen Pressley, age 59 of 84 Branch Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Gentiva Hospice Unit, Athens Regional Medical Center.   A ...

White

Earnest Horace Duvall, 87, Cleveland
Earnest Horace Duvall, age 87 of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Duvall was born on August 7, 1928, in Clermont, GA to the late Earnest Ho ...
'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.