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Local Obits for Wed. Jun 29th, 2016

Forsyth

Xenophon Hatzispiros, 69, Cumming
Xenophon Hatzispiros, age 69, of Cumming, GA, passed away on June 29, 2016. Funeral Services for will be held on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at 11:00 am at Saints Raphael, Nicholas a ...
Margie Nell Tinsley, 61, Cumming
Margie Nell Tinsley, age 61, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016. A native of Forsyth County, Margie was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church where she was Past Treas ...

Gwinnett

Brenda “Gayle” Hubbard Reid, 71, of Lilburn passed away Wednesday June 29, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health. Born January 8, ...

Hall

William Aubrey "Buck" Bone, 90, Gainesville
Mr. William Aubrey "Buck" Bone, age 90 of Gainesville, passed away on June 29, 2016. Funeral services will be announced by Memorial Park North Riverside Drive.
Edward Berkeley Gardner, 99, Gainesville
 Mr.  Edward Berkeley Gardner, 99, of Dogwood Lane, Orange died on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at the Culpeper Regional Hospital.  Born March 31, 1917 in Winston Virgi ...
Joseph Wayne Peterson, 60, Gainesville
Mr. Joseph Wayne Peterson, age 60, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016 following a brief illness. He spent most of his life in Gainesville, GA, but loved to tr ...

Lumpkin

Barbara W. Ashe, 77, Dahlonega
Barbara W. Ashe, age 77, a life-long resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on June 29, 2016. Barbara was the daughter of the late William V. “Bud” and Ollie Cochran ...

Other

Luella May Bailey, 84, Norcross
Luella May Bailey, 84, of Norcross, GA passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 29, 2016.  She was a member of Harmony Grove First United Methodist Church, Lilburn, GA.  ...
James Herman Hughes, 83, Alpharetta
James Herman Hughes, age 83, of Alpharetta passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016.  Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Marie Padgett Hughes of Alpharetta; a son, James & ...
'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.