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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 16th, 2017

Banks

Johnny Rufus Ervin, 84, Gillsville
Johnny Rufus Ervin age 84 of Gillsville passed away Saturday December 16, 2017 at his residence.   Mr. Ervin was born November 7, 1933 in Maysville to the late George & ...
Mrs. Betty Joe Shirley, 79, Commerce
Mrs. Betty Jo Shirley, age 79, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, December 16, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Shirley was born in Homer to the late Boyd and Lucille Pendergrass Parr ...

Gwinnett

Frank Allen Harper, 66, Lawrenceville
Frank Allen Harper, age 66, of Lawrenceville passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017. Interment cremation. Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, Ga 30548, www.lawsonfune ...

Hall

Pamela Burnes Davis, 61, Murrayville
Mrs. Pamela Burnes Davis, age 61, of Murrayville, passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017.   Mrs. Davis was born in Conyers on April 27, 1956 to the late Ross and Margie ...
Jean Frances Douglas, 47, Gainesville
Mr. Jean Frances Douglas, age 47, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 21, 2017 in the Chapel of Memori ...

Jackson

Leonard Odis Skelton, Jr, 72, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Leonard Odis Skelton, Jr., age 72 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, December 16, 2017.  Mr. Skelton was born ...

Lumpkin

Roy V. Ratchford, 81, Dahlonega
Roy V. Ratchford, 81, after a strong fight he went to be with the Lord on December 16, 2017 at 3:30am. Roy was born on November 20, 1936. Roy was a loving husband, father, grand ...
Nancy Ann Hurd, 90, Dahlonega
Nancy Ann Hurd, age 90, of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017. Mrs. Hurd was born in Lumpkin County to the late William Henry and Martha Ann Eaton White.  ...

Stephens

Mrs. Laura Faye Fulbright Burrell, age 87 of Toccoa passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017 at the Oaks at Scenic View in Baldwin. A daughter of the late Dave and Jessie Cole Fu ...
Bobby Ray Daniel, 79, Toccoa
Bobby Ray Daniel, age 79, of Toccoa, Georgia gained his Heavenly Wings on Saturday, December 16, 2017 following an extended illness. Mr. Daniel was born on January 22, 1938 in G ...
'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.