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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 17th, 2016

Forsyth

Kenneth Merlin Day, 62, Cumming
Kenneth Merlin Day, age 62 of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 from lung/bone cancer, and was surrounded by his loving family. He was a loving Husband, Father and ...
Weldon Tallant, 68, Cumming
Weldon Tallant, age 68 of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. Weldon was a poultry farmer, owned and operated Tallant& ...

Habersham

Stella S. Thompson, 94, Cornelia
Stella S. Thompson age 94 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 following an extended illness. Born in Habersham County on November 23, 1921, she was a ...

Hall

Willie Fay Carder, 91, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday August 20, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Willie Fay Carder, age 91 of Gainesville. The Rev. Mike Grizzle and Rev. ...

Other

Felicia Ann Bradshaw Moon, age 35, of Bogart, passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2016.  Felicia was a member of Faith Harbor Baptist Church in Auburn.  Survivors include h ...
'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.