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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Dec 12th, 2017

Banks

Mary Sue Gailey, 103, Homer
Mrs. Mary Sue Gailey, age 103, of Homer, GA died Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at The Oaks at Scenic View.  Mrs. Gailey was born in Homer to the late Edward and Martha Hix Tabor. ...

Forsyth

John Gary Clark, 80, Cumming
John Gary Clark, 80, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017.  He attended Pleasant View Baptist Church in Cumming.  Gary is preceded in death by his wife, Jani ...
Betty Varnadoe, 76, Cumming
Betty Varnadoe 76, of Cumming passed away on December 12, 2017. No services are currently scheduled. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangements by M ...

Gwinnett

Maria Arlene Mison, 55, Buford
Maria Arlene Mison, age 55, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father, Artemio Mison. She is survived by her mother, Linda R. ...

Hall

Maria L. Romero-Ramirez, 47, Gainesville
Mrs. Maria L. Romero-Ramirez, 47, of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Emory Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 15, ...
Lisa Smith Schmidt, 53, Gainesville
Lisa Smith Schmidt, age 53, of Gainesville met her Lord and Savior on Tuesday Dec. 12th 2017. Mrs. Schmidt was born April 16th 1964 to the late Melvin and Corliss Smith.  ...

Jackson

John Thomas Dunn, 72, Hoschton
John Thomas Dunn, age 72, passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Survivors include his wife Delores Dunn; son John Robert Dunn and wife Debbie; daughter Amy Bahls and husband Lawr ...
Billy Ray Sanders, 82, Commerce
Mr. Billy Ray Sanders, age 82, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Sanders was born in Homer to the late Williford and Ada Press Sanders.&nb ...
Bobby Ray "Pochie" Smith, 74, Braselton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Bobby Ray "Pochie" Smith, age 74, of Braselton, who passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Mr. Smith was born ...

Stephens

Harold Dean Bolman, 78, Toccoa
Mr. Harold Dean Bolman, age 78 of E. Leatherwood Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017. A son of the late Claude L. and Ila Mae Turner Bolman, he was born ...
Mrs. ViElla Lewallen Whitfield Cheek, age 87 of Foster Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A daughter of the late Johnnie and ...

White

Virgil Eugene “Gene” Fuller, 94, of Helen, Georgia, passed away on December 12, 2017 at home in Helen, Georgia. A service honoring his life will be held on January 1 ...
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.
NASCAR Hall of Famer, World War II vet Bud Moore dies at 92
NASCAR Hall of Famer Bud Moore, a World War II veteran awarded five Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars, has died. He was 92.