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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Dec 20th, 2017

Dawson

Clinton Chester, 74, Dawsonville
Clinton Chester, 74, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday December 19, 2017 at Northside Hospital Cherokee following a period of declining health. Born May 19, 1943 in Dawsonville ...

Forsyth

Ricki Michele Crumley, 29, Cumming
Ricki Michele Crumley, 29 of Cumming, GA passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. She was born on December 10, 1988 in Atlanta, GA the daughter of Richard Allen Crumley and ...
Marlene Foster, 86, Cumming
Marlene Foster, 86, of Cumming passed away Wednesday December 20, 2017 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born June 21, 1931 in Chatsworth, Georgia to the ...

Hall

Michael Peter Cliatt, 63, Gainesville
Mr. Michael Peter Cliatt, 63, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 in the Chape ...
Cora Mae Hill Pass, 88, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Cora Mae Hill Pass age 88 of Flowery Branch passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services are sched ...
Shelby Faith Stanfill, 27, Cleveland
Shelby Paige Stanfill, 27, of Cleveland passed away December 20, 2017 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, ...

Jackson

Howard Merk, 81, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Howard Merk, age 81 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, December 20, 2017.  Mr. Merk was born in Jefferson, Ge ...

Lumpkin

Stanley Leroy Herritt, 60, Dahlonega
Mr. Stanley Leroy Herritt, age 60, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later by Banister Funeral Home of Dahlo ...
Chief Van “Gator” Robertson, 72, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. He was born on July 13, 1945, in Oliver Springs, TN, the son of Frankl ...
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.