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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Nov 29th, 2017

Banks

James Ronald Pruitt, 69, Homer
James Ronald Pruitt, age 69, of Homer, passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. He was born on March 27, 1948 in Homer, Geo ...

Forsyth

Mildred G. Cochran, 88, Cumming
Mildred G. Cochran, age 88, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and a member of Eastern Star. Mildred was owner and o ...

Gwinnett

Carl Dean Thompson, 68, Suwanee
Carl Dean Thompson, 68, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at his residence.  A Graveside service will be held on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 3:30 p.m ...
George E. Thompson, III, 57, Sugar Hill
George E. Thompson, III, age 57, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Patricia Ann Thompson, Sugar Hill, G ...

Hall

Elizabeth Villyard, 90, Gainesville
Mrs. Elizabeth Villyard, 90 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017. Born in Douglas, GA, she was the daughter of the late William Walter and Minnie Vickers ...
Mrs. Carolyn Gay Wetherford Watson age 84 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday November 29, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness.   Funeral services are ...
Richard Rufus Adkins, Gainesville
Richard Rufus Adkins quietly passed away Wednesday evening, November 29, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in the Ronnie Green Heart Center after an extended illness. ...

Jackson

Howard Allen Wilbanks, 82, Nicholson
Mr. Howard Allen Wilbanks, age 82, of Nicholson, GA died Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at The Oaks-Athens.  Mr. Wilbanks was born in Nicholson to the late Gordon and Mae Barnet ...

Other

Lynn Alger, 59, SIngers. Glen, VA
Lynn Alger, 59, a resident of Singers Glen, passed away on November 29, 2017 at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Mrs. Alger was born on October 22, 1958 in Habersham C ...
'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.