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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 1st, 2017

Forsyth

Atlanta area automobile dealer James A. Grotz, Jr. passed away on Friday, December 01, 2017. He was President of Southern Lincoln Mercury, Decatur, GA. for 21 years, from 1981 t ...
Edward Juczynski, 88, Cumming
Edward Juczynski, age 88, of Cumming, GA, formerly of Grand Rapids, MI, passed away Friday, December 1, 2017. Edward was a United States Airforce Veteran. He is preceded in death b ...

Gwinnett

Karen Wallis Heard, 60, Buford
Karen Wallis Heard, age 60, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, December 1, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Keith Heard; parents, Wendell and Dessie Lou “Susie& ...

Habersham

Chipley Hugh "Chip" Johnson, 59, Clarkesville
Chipley Hugh “Chip” Johnson, age 59 of Clarkesville, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017. Born in Jacksonville, Florida on January 9, 1958, he was the son of ...
Sackdy Mathaw, 75, Demorest
Sackdy Mathaw, age 75, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017. Mr. Mathaw was born on July 21, 1942 in Laos. He was a member of Habersham Family Lao Associ ...

Hall

Dorothy Virginia Walden, age 89 of Lula, passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017 at Mrs. Walden was born on January 21, 1928, in White County, to the late Tillman and Sallie Lou ...

Lumpkin

Shirley Ruth Mathias Sylvester of Dahlonega, GA, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017, at 82 years old.  Shirley was born to parents Homer and Audra Mathias on Ma ...

White

James Whitfield, 79, Cleveland
James Edwards Whitfield, age 79 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, December 1, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Whitfield was born August 21, 1938 in Fulton County to the late Th ...
'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.