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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Mar 14th, 2017

Forsyth

Sara Jane (Lally) Purcell, age 77, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Judge B. B. Robertson and Ann Robertson; brother, Jame ...
Katherine Irene Ehle, 74, Cumming
Katherine Irene Ehle, age 74, of Cumming, GA, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at her residence. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. She ...
Charles Alfred Pregler, 85, Cumming
Charles Alfred Pregler, age 85, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Survivors include his wife, Lynn Pregler of Cumming; Memorial services will be on held on Sat ...

Habersham

Larry Lee Autry, 62, Baldwin
Larry Lee Autry, age 62 of Baldwin, passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 following a brief illness. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on April 9, 1954 he was the son of the la ...
Bernard Lee Jessee, 77, Demorest
Bernard Lee Jessee, 77, of Demorest, GA, passed from this life on March 14, 2017.  He was born November 23, 1939 in St. Charles, Virginia.  He was a retiree of General Mo ...

Hall

Oakleigh Mae McKinney, inf, Gainesville
Oakleigh Mae McKinney of Gainesville, GA passed away on Tuesday March 14, 2017. She was born on July 5, 2016, the daughter of Jacob and Crystal McKinney who both survive her. ...

Other

Joan Chambers Bottoms, 82, Marietta
Joan Chambers Bottoms, age 82, of Marietta, GA, passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2017. She was a retiree of Lockheed- Martin Aircraft in Marietta and was of the Methodist faith. ...

Stephens

Mrs. Mindy Marietta Holbrooks, age 67 of 104A Prather Park Apartments, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah, Georgia. A daughter ...
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.