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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jul 20th, 2016

Banks

Mildred Virginia Lee, 77, Maysville
Mildred Virginia Lee age 77 of Maysville passed away Wednesday July 20, 2016 at her residence.   Mrs. Lee was born Sept. 4, 1938 in Alabama City, AL to the late Dewey &a ...

Dawson

Robert Kenneth Hicks, 64, Dawsonville
Robert Kenneth Hicks, 64, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday July 20, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Mr. Hicks was born February 5, 1952 t ...

Hall

Ruby L. Baker, 93, Gainesville
  Mrs. Ruby L. Baker age 93 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday July 20, 2016 at Hope Memory Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Oliver Cantrell, 97, Gainesville
 Mr. Oliver Clifton Cantrell Jr. age 97 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday July 20, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral service ...
Wilfredo N. Hernandez, 53, Gainesville
Wilfredo N. Hernandez, age 53 of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Emory Hospital.       Funeral mass will be held Friday, July ...

Jackson

Dwight David Cheek, 60, Hoschton
Dwight David Cheek, age 60, of Hoschton passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Dwight worked for a number years in the construction industry as a carpenter, for the Town of Braselto ...
Hobert Walter Motes, 81, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Hobert Walter Motes, age 81 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, July 20, 2016.  Mr. Motes was born in Talking ...
'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.