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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Nov 18th, 2017

Banks

Watson Fleeman Jr., 73, Commerce
Mr. Watson Fleeman, Jr., age 73, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Fleeman was born in Commerce to the late Wat ...

Barrow

Debra Lynn Brown, 55, Winder
Debra Lynn Brown age 55 of Winder, Georgia passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017. Arrangements will be forthcoming by Memorial Park Funeral Home Braselton Chapel.  Memori ...

Habersham

Betty Simmons Haro, 86, Demorest
Betty Simmons Haro passed away November 18, 2017 of Alzheimer’s disease just hours beyond her 86th birthday. She was born in Baldwin, Georgia on November 17, 1931 to the late ...
Willie Grey Thigpen, Jr., 87, Clarkesville
Willie Grey Thigpen, Jr., 87, of Clarkesville, Ga., passed away on November 18, 2017.   Born on May 18, 1930, in Brunswick, Ga., to the late W.G. Thigpen, Sr. and Alice ...

Hall

Farrel Howard Martin, 67, Murrayville
 Mr. Farrel Howard Martin, age 67 of Murrayville, passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled ...

Lumpkin

Nancy Ann Coalson, 67, Dahlonega
Nancy Ann Coalson, age 67,of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Banister Funeral ...
Nancy Ann Coalson, 67, Dahlonega
Nancy Ann Coalson, age 67, of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017. Nancy was born in Carrolton, GA on May 17, 1950 to the late Paul Jr. and Sarah Ellison Coalson. ...
Donald Ray Miller, 69, Dahlonega
Donald Ray Miller, age 69, of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017. Mr. Miller was born in Centralia, IL on August 15, 1948 to the late Everett and Mildred Farthin ...
Mattie "Girlie" Mae Scott, 85, Dahlonega
Mattie “Girlie” Mae Scott, age 85, of Dahlonega passed away, Saturday, November 18, 2017. Mrs. Scott was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.  She ...

Other

Lyn Harden Orr, 69, Atlanta
Marvilyn (“Lyn”) Harden Orr, 69, died Saturday, November 18, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.  Lyn was born in Tifton, Georgia the daughter of Aileen Grace Harden and Ore ...

White

Ralph Marsh Medlock, 89, Cleveland
Ralph Marsh Medlock Jr. age 89, of Cleveland passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mr. Medlock was born in Augusta Georgia the son o ...
'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.