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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Sep 6th, 2016

Forsyth

Mrs. Virginia Ann Hammond Martin Sefzik, daughter of Chesley and Laura Mae Hammond, was born on November 10, 1939 in Forsyth County, Georgia.  She grew up in the Coal Mountain ...

Habersham

Col. William J. Plutt, 71, Clarkesville
Col. William J. Plutt, age 71, of Clarkesville passed away September 6, 2016. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather.  He is the son of the late H ...

Hall

Myron Brady Davidson, 64, Murrayville
Mr. Myron Brady Davidson, age 64 of Murrayville, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesda ...
William Jerry Jackson Davis, 29, Gainesville
  Mr. William Jerry Jackson Davis, age 29 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, September 06, 2016 at Gwinnett Medical Center following an accidental death. Funeral se ...
Cleo Whitworth Edmondson, 90, Gainesville
  Cleo Whitworth Edmondson passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. She was 90 years old.  Born in White County to Albert Whitworth and Iona Shelnut Whitwo ...
John Pierce Lovell, 56, Flowery Branch
            Mr. John Pierce Lovell, age 56 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at his residence f ...
Angela "Ann" Whitmire Martin, 77, Gainesville
Angela "Ann" Whitmire Martin, age 77, died Tuesday, September 6th, 2016. Born in Gainesville, Georgia, in 1938, Ann was one of eight children, and the only girl, born ...
James D. Sheridan, 89, Flowery Branch
Mr. James D. Sheridan, age 89 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at The Oaks of Limestone, following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled f ...
John Paul Smith, 37, Gainesville
John Paul Smith, age 37, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born and raised in West Palm Beach, ...

Jackson

Timothy Gean Gillespie, 50, Commerce
Memorial services for Timothy Gean Gillespie, age 50, will be held Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 1:00 PM from the Alto Congregational Holiness Church, 801 Congregation Church Roa ...

Stephens

Mrs. Bertie Mae Thurmond Ivester Thomas, age 87 of Toccoa passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at the home of her son. A daughter of the late Rev. Hubert Thurmond, Sr. and Ell ...
'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.