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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 19th, 2016

Habersham

Mary E. Gillespie, Clarkesville
Mary E. Gillespie of Gainesville, Ga., Died August 19, 2016, of an extended illness.   She was a native of Clarksville, Habersham County, Ga. She was the Daughter o ...
James “Jim” Neely, 78, Cornelia
James “Jim” Neely, age 78, of Cornelia, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 19, 2016, following an extended illness. Jim was born on August 5, 1 ...

Hall

Robert G. "Bob" Brown, 93, Gainesville
Robert G. “Bob” Brown passed away in his Lanier Village Estates apartment, in Gainesville GA, on Friday, August 19, 2016 following an extended illness. Bob was born i ...
Dorothy Jones Roper, 95, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Antioch United Methodist Church for Dorothy Jones Roper, 95, of Gainesville. The Rev. Michelle Rawdin, R ...
Don Stilwell, 59, Gainesville
Don Stilwell, age 59, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016.  Survivors include his wife Shannon Stilwell; sons Matt Stilwell, Sam Stilwell, Brian Stilwell; dau ...
Millie Dean Watson, age 86, of Gainesville passed away Friday, August 19, 2016.  Millie loved her family and her children and, most especially, she loved her Lord.  She w ...

Jackson

Elizabeth Ann Varner, 73, Commerce
Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Varner, age 73 of Commerce died Friday, August 19, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital.  Mrs. Varner was born in Carnesville to the late, W.H. Phillips and Gl ...
Lewis "Lewy" Wofford, 77, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Lewis “Lewy” Wofford, age 77, of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, August 19, 2016.  Mr. Wofford was b ...

Stephens

Mr. James “Jim” Riley Westbrooks, age 68 of 43 Norman Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Friday, August 19, 2016 at his residence. A son of the late Robert S. and Wi ...
'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.