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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Dec 14th, 2017

Forsyth

John “J. L.” Martin, age 87, of Cumming, GA, passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017, at his residence. He was a loving, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brot ...

Gwinnett

Cathy Helton Green, 59, Suwanee
Cathy Helton Green, age 59, of Suwanee, GA, passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017. She was a member of Lower Shady Grove Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, ...
Nancy O'Neil, 78, Norcross
Nancy O’Neill, age 78, of Norcross, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017.  Mrs. O’Neill is survived by her son, John and Maria Faulkenberry, Suwanee, ...

Habersham

John Noel Wingo, 88, Mt. Airy
Mr. John Noel Wingo, 88, of Mt. Airy Georgia passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will ...

Hall

Thomas Richard Davis, Jr.,, 64, Gainesville
Thomas Richard Davis, Jr., "Tom," 64 years old, husband to Elena Z. Davis, passed away peacefully at Northeast Georgia Medical Center on Thursday morning, December 14, 20 ...
Betty Ruth Segers Sims, 72, Gainesville
Mrs. Betty Ruth Segers Sims, 72, of Gainesville passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 17, 2 ...

Other

Patricia G. “Patsy” Rakestraw, age 80, of Atlanta, GA, died Thursday, December 14, 2017. A graveside service will be held Monday, December 18, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Hamilt ...

Stephens

Charles Tony Hallford, 60, Toccoa
Mr. Charles Tony Hallford, age 60 of Lawhouse Road in Toccoa, Ga. passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017 at the Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late William Charles Hall ...
'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.