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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 15th, 2016

Forsyth

Quinton Lord, 81, Cumming
Quinton Lord, age 81, of Cumming, GA, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on July 15, 2016. Quinton was born in Atlanta, GA, in 1934 to the late Henry and Carrie Lord. Mr. Lor ...

Hall

Edgar Donald Cheek, 83, Gainesville
Mr. Edgar Donald Cheek, 83, passed away in his home on the morning of July 15, 2016.   Funeral services are scheduled Monday, July 18, 2016 at Memorial Park North at 10: ...
Donald Ray Atkins, 68, Gainesville
Donald Ray Atkins, of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2016. The family will receive friends Sunday, July 17, 2016 from 2 - 4 p.m. at Memorial Park Funeral Home. ...
Aldine Komitsky, 90, Gainesville
Mrs. Aldine Komitsky, of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral Services are scheduled for Monday, July 18, 20 ...
Jessie Hyde Mincey, 74, Gainesville
Mrs. Jessie Hyde Mincey, age 74, of Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, July 15, 2016 following an extended illness. She was a lifelong resident of Gainesville, GA and a homemak ...

Jackson

Joan Elizabeth Akin, 69, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Joan Elizabeth Akin, age 69, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Friday, July15, 2016. Mrs. Akin was born in Athens, Georgia, a ...

Lumpkin

Mary Fae Edmondson, 92, Dahlonega
Mary Fae Edmondson, 92 years young and a lifetime resident of Lumpkin County, went to be with the Lord and her beloved husband Charlie, on Friday, July 15,2016.  Mary Fae w ...

Stephens

Danny Ray Deforest, 68, Eastanollee
Mr. Danny Ray Deforest age 68 of 27 Infantry Drive, Eastanollee passed away Friday July 15, 2016 at his residence.   A son of the late Gordon Elson and Freida Neeley Defores ...
'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.