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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Sep 25th, 2016

Forsyth

Myra L. Murry, 90, Cumming
Myra L. Murry, age 90, of Cumming passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016. A native of New Orleans, she had lived in Georgia since 1961.  She was a member of Good Shepherd Cath ...
Garvin Duane Elkhill, 48, Cumming
Garvin Duane Elkhill, age 48, of Cumming, GA, passed away Sunday, September 25th, 2016 at Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Duane was born on August 23rd, 1968 to Garvin and Gwen Elkhill ...

Habersham

Peggy Maney Smelcer, 74, Cornelia
Peggy Maney Smelcer, age 74, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2016 following an extended illness. Mrs. Smelcer was born on November 5, 1941 in Homer, ...
Sherrie Diana Barnes Tomlin, age 54 of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016. Born in College Park, Georgia on June 10, 1962, she was a daughter of the late Billy De ...

Hall

Shirley Jean Lark, 51, Gainesville
            Mrs. Shirley Jean Lark, age 51 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Med ...
Mildred Martha Lothridge, 96, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday September 28,  2016 at St. Paul United Methodist Church for Mildred Lothridge, age 96 of Gainesville. The Rev. Geo ...
Margaret Lois Poma, 89, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Margaret Lois Poma, age 89, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016 at her residence with family. Graveside Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 1 ...
Alan “Butch” Robinson, 69, Gainesville
Mr. Alan “Butch” Robinson, 69, reluctantly gave up his battle to cancer on September 25th, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. Funeral servi ...
Johnny “Jay” M. Sheridan, III, 34, Flowery Branch
     Mr. Johnny “Jay” M. Sheridan, III, age 34 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Sunday Morning, September 25, 2016 at Emory University Hospital fol ...
Carolyn Marie Warner, 79, Gainesville
 Mrs. Carolyn Marie Warner, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness.      & ...

Jackson

Thad Richey, 83, Commerce
Thad Richey, age 83, a lifelong resident of Commerce, GA passed away Sunday September 25, 2016.   Mr. Richey was the son of the late J.W. and Lessie Martin Richey, a vet ...

Lumpkin

Van Arthur Ingram, 72, Dahlonega
Van Arthur Ingram, age 72, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016 at New Horizons at Limestone in Gainesville, GA. Van was a Lumpkin County native and lived mos ...

Other

Sandra Lawrence Cochran, 69, Maumelle Arkansas
Sandra Lawrence Cochran, age 69, of Maumelle, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016, at the Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert, Scotland after suffering a stroke whi ...

Stephens

Mr. William Harrison Pruitt, age 81 of 127 Valley Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A son of the late Woodrow W. and Ruth Smi ...

White

Charles Everett Fain, 83, Cleveland
Charles Everett Fain, age 83 of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2016.  Mr. Fain was born on August 13, 1933, in Cleveland, GA, to the late John Holland Fain ...
'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.