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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 27th, 2017

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Howard D. Troville, 69, Winder
Howard D. Troville, 69, of Winder passed away Wednesday December 27, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton following a period of declining health. Mr. Troville was ...

Forsyth

Thelma Frazier Evans, 90, Cumming
Thelma Frazier Evans, age 90, of Cumming, GA, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017. She was a member of Union Primitive Baptist Church in Milton, GA. She is preceded in death b ...

Gwinnett

Helen Miriam Beatson Long, 85, Sugar Hill
Helen Miriam Beatson Long, age 85, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. Mrs. Long was born August 14, 1932 in Sumter, SC – the last ch ...
Michael Layne Otwell, 49, Lawrenceville
Michael Layne Otwell, age 49, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Louise Otwell. Mr. Otwell is surv ...
Mary Cole Reddish, 90, Buford
Mary Cole Reddish, age 90, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cline Reddish; and granddaughter, Tiffany A. Miller. ...

Habersham

Willene Jones Barron, 91, Clarkesville
Willene Jones Barron went to her heavenly home on December 27, 2017.  She was born April 22, 1926 in Habersham County, and was a life-long resident of the New Liberty area ...

Hall

Ricky Lamar Emmett, 62, Flowery Branch
Mr. Ricky Lamar Emmett, age 62, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, surrounded by his family. Funeral Services will be ...
Bertha Jones, 85, Gainesville
Bertha Jones August 6th, 1932 – December 27th, 2017 But the particulars of Bertha’s appearance on earth and her departure from it do not define her contributions ...

Jackson

Nora Ann Henry Clough, 87, Commerce
Mrs. Nora Ann Henry Clough, age 87, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at The Oaks at Limestone.  Mrs. Clough was born in New Salem, PA to the late Robert and E ...
Brandon Michael Gamble, 38, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Brandon Michael Gamble, 38, of Jefferson Georgia, who passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017 in Gainesville, Georgia. Mr. Gamble ...

Lumpkin

Walter James Marshall, 84, Dahlonega
Mr. Walter James Marshall, age 84, of Dahlonega, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017. Mr. Marshall was born in Lumpkin on October 14, 1933 to the late Buddy and Lillian Gri ...

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Charles Kenneth Beck, 79, Clayton
Charles Kenneth Beck, age 79, of Clayton, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday December 27, 2017 at his home.  Kenneth was born the son of Fred Samuel Beck and Laura Dockins ...

Stephens

Byron Keith McAvoy, 54, Toccoa
Mr. Bryon Keith McAvoy, age 54 of County Farm Road Extension, Toccoa, GA passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at his residence.   A son of Agnes Harbert McAvoy Woo ...

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James "Ed" Wiley, 59, Cleveland
James “Ed” Wiley, age 59 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017. Mr. Wiley was born April 26, 1958 in Hall County to the late James and Thelma Dodd W ...
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.