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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Sep 7th, 2016

Forsyth

Elizabeth "Beth" Brooks Bagwell, age 93 of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, September 7, 2016. Beth was a long time member at Brookwood Baptist Church. She was a born agai ...
Ginny Decker, 69, Cumming
Ginny Decker, born Virginia Ann Dare, passed away on September 07 at Northside Hospital after a courageous struggle with ovarian cancer.  Ginny was born in Paterson, New Jerse ...
Bonnie McClure, 97, Cumming
Ms. Bonnie McClure 97 of Cumming passed away on September 7th, 2016. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arra ...
Barbara Jean Scheuerer, 66, Cumming
Barbara Jean Scheuerer was born in Charleston, SC in 1950. She entered Heaven’s Gate on September 7, 2016 after a 17 year battle with Ovarian Cancer. Barbara was a long-time ...

Habersham

  Daniel Wesley “Danny” Eller, age 49 of Demorest, passed away Wednesday, September 7, 2016. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on November 3, 1966, he was ...
Evelyn Southerland Sosebee Howard, age 88 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, September 07, 2016 following an extended illness. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on A ...

Hall

Myrtice Irene Adams, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Myrtice Irene Adams, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, September 06, 2016 at New Horizons following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Fri ...
Marjorie Irene Albertson, 95, Gainesville
Marjorie Irene Benner Albertson, age 95 of Gainesville, GA passed away peacefully on September 7, 2016, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Hospice Center.    Bo ...
George D. Lay, 86, Jonesboro, formerly of Gainesville
Mr. George D. Lay, Jr., 86 of Jonesboro, Ga. formerly of Gainesville died Wednesday September 7, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday September 10, 2016 in ...
Mary Johnnie Randolph Ward, 88, Buford, formerly Gillsville
Mrs. Mary Johnnie Randolph Ward, age 88 of Buford, formerly of Gillsville, passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at Brookdale Senior Living following an extended illness. ...

Lumpkin

Charles Leon Hansard II, 57, Dahlonega
Charles Leon Hansard II, age 57 of Dahlonega, passed away on September 7, 2016. Charles loved UGA football, Nascar, and wrestling. He was a 1977 graduate of Duluth High School and ...
Pearl Todd Palmer, 88, Dahlonega
Mrs. Pearl Todd Palmer, age 88, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born in Winterville, Georgia on Au ...

Other

Beverly Charlene Bates Hardy, age 51 of Colbert, GA passed away Wednesday September 07, 2016.   Mrs. Hardy was the daughter of Barbara Worley Bates and the late Harold B ...
'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.