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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Feb 3rd, 2017

Forsyth

Theresa (Terry) Dougal, 87, Cumming
Dougal, Theresa (Terry), age 87, a resident of Cumming, GA passed away the morning of February 3, 2017 at the Gardens of Shiloh Point.  She was the youngest of nine children o ...
Millicent Joan Gann, 90, Cumming
Millicent Joan Gann, 90, of Cumming, GA passed away on Friday, February 3, 2017 at her residence.  She was a member of Cumming First United Methodist Church and the Sorta Fift ...

Habersham

Margie Kimsey Lawson, 85, Cornelia
Margie Kimsey Lawson, age 85 of Cornelia, passed away on Friday, February 3, 2017. Born in St. Petersburg, Florida on June 11, 1931, she was a daughter of the late James Henry a ...

Hall

Lucille Williams, 59, Gainesville
Lucille Williams was born August 31, 1957 in Gainesville, GA. She passed away peacefully Friday, February 3, 2017 at the age of 59 from an extended illness. Lucille worked as a ...
Clifford “Buford” Wilson, age 76, of Lula, GA passed away Friday, February 3, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Hall County, a member of White Hall Baptist Church, ...

Jackson

Doris Storey Massey, 93, Greenville, formerly of Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Doris Storey Massey, age 93, of Greenville, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, February 3, 2017.  Mrs. Massey was born in Jef ...
Garnett Edgar Purcell, 95, Commerce
Mr. Garnett Edgar Purcell, age 95, of Commerce, GA died Friday, February 3, 2017 at University Nursing and Rehab Center.  Mr. Purcell was born in Commerce to the late Curtis a ...

Other

Teresa Tolbert Brewer, 49, Dewy Rose
Teresa Tolbert Brewer, age 49, of Dewy Rose passed away Friday, February 3, 2017. Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. In ...
Daniel J. Hanlon, 88, Marietta
Mr. Daniel J. Hanlon, Jr. 88, of Marietta, GA passed away on Friday, February 3, 2017.  A St. Paul, MN native, he was born on May 6, 1928 to the late Daniel and Myrtle Foix ...

Rabun

John "JH" Crunkleton, 92, Clayton, formerly of Cornelia
Memorial services for John “J.H.” Crunkleton, age 92 of Clayton and formerly of Cornelia will be held on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 3:00 PM from the First Baptist Chu ...

White

Lera Black, 91, Cleveland
Lera Mae Hooper Black passed away peacefully at her home on February 3, 2017 at the age of 91.  Lera was born in White County, Georgia on March 27, 1925 to the late Grant and ...
Edgar Brummett, 71, Sautee
Edgar Brummett, age 71 of Sautee, passed away on Friday, February 3, 2017. Mr. Brummett was born on January 26, 1946 in Unicoi, Tennessee, to the late Andrew and Rosalind Grinds ...
'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.