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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Sep 18th, 2016

Forsyth

Sammy Gene Hester, 61, Cumming
Sammy Gene Hester, age 61, of Forsyth County passed away Sunday, September 18, 2016.  He was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church and is preceded in death by father, Gene Ha ...
Paisley Jo Toole, inf, Cumming
Little Miss Paisley Jo Toole, infant daughter of Brandon and Emily Toole of Cumming,  passed away Sunday, September 18, 2016.  She is preceded in death by her grandmother ...

Gwinnett

Alexander Hamilton Stephens, IV, 62, Lawrenceville
Alexander Hamilton Stephens, IV, age 62 of Lawrenceville, formerly of Duluth, passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2016. He was a drummer for the group Edge. He was preceded in dea ...

Habersham

Lois Helen Johnson Shortt, age 90 of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, September 18, 2016. Born in Alma, Georgia on October 19, 1925, she was a daughter of the late Corinna Pirkle J ...

Hall

Doris Irene Cain, 93, Murrayville
Doris Irene Cain, age 93 of Murrayville, passed away Sunday, September 18, 2016.  Mrs. Cain was born June 21, 1923 in England. She was a seamstress for Roswell Manufacturin ...
Frances West Reynolds, 82, Gainesville
Mrs. Frances West Reynolds, 82 of Gainesville died Sunday September 18, 2016. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Reynolds was the daughter of the late Herschel and Ola Cro ...
'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.