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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 21st, 2017

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Doris Marken Wilson, 85, Cumming
Doris Marken Wilson, age 85, of Cumming, GA passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017. Mrs. Wilson is survived by her children, Diane and Ken Briggs, Big Canoe, GA, John Fountain, ...
Camilla Secrest Brogdon, age 91, of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 27th at 1:00 pm at Ingram Funeral Home ...
Bobby "Pops" Meyers, 83, Cumming
Bobby (Pops) Myers, age 83, of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017. Bobby was born in Atlanta, GA, in 1934 to the late Robert and Mary Myers. He was an amazing Husb ...

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John “David” Beard, after an extended illness, entered peacefully into the arms of Jesus on December 21 with his devoted wife of 52 years, Janice Smith Beard, by his si ...

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Gaines M. Taylor, 83, Clarkesville
Gaines M. Taylor, age 83 of Clarkesville, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on July 26, 1934, he was a son of the late Dock J. and Sallie ...

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Doris Faye Jones Burnett, 82, Gainesville
Mrs. Doris Faye Jones Burnett, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away on December 21, 2017 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at ...
Ferrell Hall, 71, Gainesville
Ferrell Hall, 71, passed away Thursday December 21, 2017 at his home in Gainesville, Georgia surrounded by family.  Ferrell was born in Athens, Georgia and grew up in Winder, ...
Judy Dianne Magnus Henson, 67, Gainesville
Mrs. Judy Dianne Magnus Henson, 67, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tu ...
James Donald Rice Jr., 57, Gainesville
James Donald Rice, Jr., age 57 of Gainesville, GA passed away Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017.   Born in Gainesville, GA on June 22, 1960, he was the son of the late James D. Ri ...

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Dennis Caney Baker, 66, Commerce
Dennis Caney Baker, age 66 of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 at his residence.   Born in Commerce, GA on Jan. 15, 1951, he was the son of the late Cane ...
Blanche Lovett Crider, 93, Nicholson
Blanche Lovett Crider, age 93 of Nicholson, GA passed away Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 at her residence.   Born in Waycross, GA on July 24, 1924, she was the daughter of the ...

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Mrs. Ida Lois Byars Simpson, age 99 of 261 Valley Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Thursday, December 21, 2017 at the Oaks at Scenic View. A daughter of the late Joseph Richard ...
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.