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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Aug 20th, 2016

Habersham

Paul Douglas “Doug” Forester, age 71, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, August 20, 2016. Mr. Forester was born on November 20, 1944 in Gainesville, ...
Funeral services for Patricia Irene “Patti” Olmsted Patterson, age 70, of Clarkesville, will be held on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 4:00 PM at Bethlehem Baptist Church. ...

Hall

Timothy William King, 53, Flowery Branch
Mr. Timothy William King age 53 of Flowery Branch passed away on Saturday August 20, 2016 at his residence. Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date. Mr. King was ...
Randall Hugh Turpin, 69, Gainesville
Randall Hugh Turpin, age 69 of Gainesville, Georgia went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 20, 2016. Mr. Turpin was born January 22, 1947 in Gainesville, G ...

Jackson

Joyce Tolbert, 85, Commerce
Mrs. Joyce Tolbert, age 85 of Commerce died Saturday, August 20, 2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Tolbert was born in Nicholson to the late, Oliver Charles and Ethel “Babe&r ...
Tommy Gene Venable, 76, Nicholson
Mr. Tommy Gene Venable, age 76 of Nicholson died, Saturday, August 20, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Venable was born in Nicholson to the late, Carlton and Ollie Mae Adams. &nbs ...

Lumpkin

George Kennedy Hinton, 85, Dahlonega
Mr. George Kennedy Hinton, age 85, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, August 20, 2016 at his residence. Born in Columbus, Georgia on July 25, 1931, he was the son of Walter B. 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.