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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Sep 13th, 2016

Banks

Fredrick “Fred” Eugene Garmon, age 58, of Gillsville, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at Northeast Georgia Medical Center on Friday, September 9, 2016 from ...

Dawson

Raymond Charles Newirth, Jr, 81, Dawsonville
Raymond Charles Newirth, Jr., age 81 of Dawsonville, GA passed away on September 13, 2016. Raymond was the son of the late Raymond C. and Eleanor Lawrence Newirth and was also p ...

Forsyth

Willie Leon Langley, 78, Cumming
Willie Leon Langley was born in Norcross, Gwinnett County, Georgia, on October 14, 1937 to Lillie Mae (Smith) and Willie Langley. He passed away on Tuesday morning, September 13, 2 ...

Habersham

Edith Davidson, 78, Alto
Edith Turner Davidson, age 78, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Mrs. Davidson was born on February 10, 1938, in Habersham County, Georgia, to the la ...
Paul Glenn Murphy, 66, Cornelia
Paul Glenn Murphy, age 66 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on J ...

Hall

Sherrie Colborn, 66, Gainesville
Mrs. Sherrie Colborn, age 66, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2016. She was born in Atlanta, GA and retired from Regions Bank where she worked as a Loan Of ...
Mrs.Candace Loraine Harris, age 57 was born May 31, 1959 in Clark County to Mrs. Mary Thomas Camp and the late Mr. Robert Stevens Sr. She departed this life after an extended illne ...
Travis Watts Honeycutt, 73, Gainesville
Travis Watts Honeycutt, age 73, Gainesville, GA, a lifelong chemical engineer, inventor and innovator, devoted husband, father and grandfather passed away on September 13, 2016. He ...
Jimmie Lou Smith Jones, 60, Gillsville
Mrs. Jimmie Lou Smith Jones, age 60 of Gillsville passed away on Tuesday September 13, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services are ...
Joan Ruth Williams, 77, Gainesville
Mrs. Joan Ruth Williams, age 77, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Private Services will be held by the family. Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 F ...

Jackson

Gwen Turner Brooks, 69, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Gwen Turner Brooks, age 69 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, September 13, 2016.  Mrs. Brooks was born in Jas ...

Other

Willie Jean Watson, 84, Canton. formerly of Cumming
Willie Jean Watson, age 84 of Canton, formerly of Cumming, passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. She was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church and enjoyed her Church. She was ...
  Our loving husband, dad and friend went to heaven today. John Charles “Jay” Wilkins, Sr., 68, of Pace, FL passed away on September 13, 2016.  Jay was bor ...

Stephens

Charles Michael Blackwell, 58, Eastanollee
Mr. Charles Michael Blackwell, age 58 of 2201 Ridgeland Road, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at his residence. A son of the late Charles Ernest and ...
'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.