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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 17th, 2017

Forsyth

L. B. (Sonny) Kennedy, 83, Cumming
L. B. (Sonny) Kennedy, age 83, of Cumming, formerly of Claxton, GA, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Kennedy of Cumming; sons and daughter ...
Gertrude Marie Reeves, 87, Cumming
Gertrude Marie Reeves, 87 of Cumming, GA passed away on Friday March 17, 2017. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson. ...
Janice Green Ellenburg was born on March 5, 1943 in Atlanta, GA to parents Thomas Mack Green and Mary Watkins Green. She had one brother, Tom Green. Her early years were spent in t ...

Gwinnett

Eleanor Lee Francis, 90, Johns Creek
Eleanor Lee Francis, born 7/17/1926 in Pennsboro,WV died peacefully on 3/19/17 in Johns Creek, GA.  She was born the daughter of William Worstell and Hazel Worstell , and grad ...

Jackson

Barbara Jean Mitchell, 94, Commerce
Mrs. Barbara Jean Mitchell, age 94, of Commerce, GA died Friday, March 17, 2017 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Mitchell was born in Linton, IN to the late Robert and ...
Tommy Earl Hardy, 73, Jefferson
Tommy Earl Hardy, age 73, of Jefferson passed away Friday, March 17, 2017.  Tommy served in the United States Army.  He was a big race fan and was a retired truck driver. ...
Caleb Steven Moore, 19, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Caleb Steven Moore, age 19, of  Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, March 15, 2017.  Mr. Moore was born in A ...

Lumpkin

Louie Kennith Payne III, 18, Dahlonega
Louie Kennith Payne III, better known as Bo, passed away unexpectedly in his home on March 17, 2017. He was 18. A senior at Lumpkin County High, Bo was highly involved with the ...

Other

William (Mike) Michael McGehee, age 54, of Tucker, GA, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, March 17, 2017.  Mike was a member of Pleasantdale Church of God and ...
Loyce Henley O’Neill, age 92 of Athens, Georgia, passed away after an extended illness on Friday, March 17, at the home of her son Donald O’Neill and his wife Darla. ...
'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.