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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 17th, 2017

Dawson

Matthew J. “Matt” Kozik, 40, Dawsonville
Matthew J. “Matt” Kozik, 40, of Dawsonville passed away Friday November 17, 2017 following a sudden illness. Born September 15, 1977 in Illinois, he had lived in Daw ...

Gwinnett

Bobby Gene Hitchcock, 82, Lawrenceville
Bobby Gene Hitchcock, age 82, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Friday, November 17, 2017.  He was predeceased in death by his parents, William and Zelma Hitchcock.  Mr. H ...
Betty Jean Evans Ward, 84, Suwanee formerly of Cumming
Betty Jean Evans Ward, age 84, of Suwanee, formerly of Cumming, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, William G. (Bill) Ward. Gravesid ...

Hall

Robert Stephens, 65, Gainesville
Robert Stephens, age 65, of Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, November 17, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Hall County and had worked as a welder for Gainesville Welding f ...
Sandra Deaton Fowler, 72, Buford
Sandra Deaton Fowler, age 72, of Bowling Green, KY and formerly of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bucker and Pau ...
Francis “Frank” Jasper Jones BTCS Retired Navy, age 82 of Clermont, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017. Mr. Jones was born October 12, 1935 to the late Alfred 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.