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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Dec 10th, 2017

Forsyth

Mark Stephen “Steve” Nesbitt, Sr., age 64, of Cumming, GA., formerly of IL, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife Emerick Nesbitt. ...

Habersham

Althea “Tia” Garey Dyer, 69, Clarkesville
Mrs. Althea “Tia” Garey Dyer, age 69, of Clarkesville, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017 at her residence. Mrs. Dyer was born in Burlington, Vermont on September ...
Patricia Brown Gallahar, 70, Demorest
Patricia Brown Gallahar, age 70, of Demorest, Georgia formerly of Cleveland, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017. Mrs. Gallahar was born on August 10, 1947 in West Vi ...
Maria Lara Martinez, age 37, of Alto, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017. Born in San Andres Enguaro, Yuriria, Mexico on October 3, 1980, she was a daughter of Jesus Lara ...

Hall

Mary Loretta Yamilkoski, 70, Gainesville
Mary Loretta Yamilkoski, age 70, passed away peacefully at 10:00 A.M. Sunday morning December 10, 2017 at her home.   Loretta was born in Watkinsville, Georgia in 1947 to t ...

Jackson

Russell Franklin Cronic, 85, Braselton
Russell Franklin Cronic, age 85, of Braselton passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017.  Frank loved his family. He had a passion for gardening, woodworking and NASCAR.  Mr. ...
Mrs. Gwendolyn O’Kelley Saville, age 78, of Maysville died Sunday, December 10, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Saville was born in Commerce to the late, AD and Imojean Woo ...

Lumpkin

Jim Conaway, 65, Dahlonega
Jim Conaway of Dahlonega, GA, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Northside Forsyth Hospital after an extended illness. He was 65 years old. Jim had retired as a supervi ...

Other

Frances Webb Kelley, 88, Ball Ground
Frances Webb Kelley (88) of Ball Ground, Ga passed away on December 10, 2017.  Visitation will be Tuesday, December 12 from 4pm to 9pm at McDonald Family Funeral Home in Cu ...
Sherrill King McDaniel, 72, Locust Grove
Sherrill King McDaniel, age 72, of Locust Grove passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017. Survivors include her husband of 45 years of marriage Donald McDaniel; son AJ McDaniel, d ...

White

Archie Warren DeLong, 97, Cleveland
Mr. Archie Warren DeLong, age 97, of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017.  Mr. DeLong was born to the late Ira Ray and Bertha Vetura Carter DeLong.  He pr ...
'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.