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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Aug 2nd, 2016

Dawson

Michael Willis Chester, 56, Dawsonville
Michael Willis Chester, 56, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday August 2, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Born June 5, 1960 to the late Clayton and Norma Lee ...
Kathy Marlene Porter Davis, 65, Dawsonville
Kathy Marlene Porter Davis, age 65, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on August 1, 2016.   Kathy was the daughter of the late John Neil and Shirley Lawrence Porter. She is ...

Forsyth

Danny Lee Thomas, 68, Cumming
Danny Lee Thomas, age 68, of Cumming was carried home by his lord on Tuesday, August  2, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital. Danny was born in Ocilla, GA, in 1947 to the late ...

Habersham

Lucille Deaton Roberts, 92, Mt. Airy
  Lucille Deaton Roberts, age 92, of Mt. Airy, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. Born in Swaine County, North Carolina on August 25, 1923, she was the daughter of ...

Hall

William Robert Adams, Jr, 77, Orlando, FL. formerly of Gainesville
William Robert Adams, Jr., age 77 of Orlando, Florida formerly of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on August 2, 2016. A graveside service will be held on August 6, 2016 at 11:00am ...
Rebecca Lynn Perry Ketchum, 42, Gainesville
Rebecca Lynn Perry Ketchum, age 42 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, August 1, 2016 in Monroe, Georgia at Clearview Hospital following natural causes. Funeral services will be ...
Annette Casper Looper of Lula, Georgia, passed away on August 2, 2016 at the age of 69. The family will receive friends on Friday August 5, 2016 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm at Memor ...
Felix Orellano Sanchez, 87, Gainesville
Felix Orellano Sanchez, age 87 of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, August 02, 2016 at his residence. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, August 5, 2016 at 1:00pm in the ...
Robert (Bo) Young, Gainesville
On August 2nd, 2016 , Our Lord called home his faithful servant and our precious loved one, Sergeant First Class (retired) Robert "Bo" Young.  Bo was born May 9th, 1 ...

Jackson

Joe Louis Wadford, Jr, 41, Braselton
Joe Louis Wadford, Jr., age 41, of Braselton passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016.  Louis was an employee for Van Kirk Electric in Winder.  He was a certified commercial d ...

Stephens

Bessie Leona Bassham, 93, Martin
  Miss Bessie Leona Bassham, age 93 of 124 Deer Trail Road, Martin, Georgia passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at her residence. A daughter of the late William Ashford ...

White

Freeda Trail, 81, Cleveland
Freeda Trail age 81, of Cleveland passed away Tuesday August 2, 2016.  Mrs. Trail was born in Willis, VA the daughter of the late Dura Keith and Lizena Sutphin Keith.   ...
'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.