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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Nov 16th, 2017

Dawson

Russell Olin Spors, 72, Dawsonville
Russell Olin Spors, age 72, of Dawsonville, passed away Thursday, November 16, 2017.   Mr. Spors was born in Murphysboro, IL on December 17, 1944 to the late Russell and G ...

Gwinnett

George F. Young, 43, Buford
George F. Young, III, age 43 of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, November 16, 2017.  He is survived by his wife of twenty-two years, Tia Banks Young, Buford, GA; children, Dy& ...

Habersham

Vienna “Punk” Wiley Masters, age 91, of Alto, Georgia went to be with The Lord on Thursday, November 16, 2017. Mrs. Masters was born on March 24, 1926 in Lula, Georg ...

Hall

Howard C. Bruce Sr, 88, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday November 18, 2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Howard C. Bruce Sr., age 88 of Gainesville. The Rev. Michael McIntyr ...
Dennis Coker, 91, Lynnville, TN, formerly of Gainesville
Mr. Dennis Coker, 91, of Lynnville, TN went to be with our Lord on November 16, 2017, with his family by his side.  Mr. Coker was born on July 2, 1926 in Homer, Georgi ...
David Gerald John Coxe, 78, Flowery Branch
Mr. David Gerald John Coxe, age 78 of Flowery Branch, passed away on November 16, 2017. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Memorial P ...
Jerry Wayne Madwell, 57, Flowery Branch
Jerry Wayne Madwell, age 57, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Thursday, November 16, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Ray Madwell; grandparents, Toy and Ma ...

Jackson

Homer Sims, Jr.,, 80, Jefferson
  Mr. Homer Sims, Jr., age 80, of Jefferson, GA died Thursday, November 16, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Sims was born in Lanett, AL to the late Homer and Louise Miles ...
Mary Lee Wood, 82, Commerce
Mrs. Mary Lee Wood, age 82, of Commerce died Friday, November 10, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Wood was born in Kiln, MS to the late, Lucien M. and Sedonia Necaisse Lee.  ...

Lumpkin

Arnold Lee Branscome, 69, Dahlonega
Arnold Lee Branscome, age 69, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, November 16, 2017.   Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later by Banister Funeral Home of D ...

Other

Sybil Earle Alexander Franks, 87, Carnesville
Mrs. Sybil Earle Alexander Franks, age 87 of Carnesville died Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Kindred Hospice at Piedmont Athens Regional.  Mrs. Franks was born in Alabama to t ...

Stephens

Irene Whitaker Moore, 84, Eastanollee
Mrs. Irene Whitaker Moore age 84 of Eastanollee passed away Thursday November 16, 2017 at Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late Fredrick Lee and Nonia Humphrey Whitak ...
'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.