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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Aug 12th, 2017

Dawson

Gerard A. “Jed” Lacey, 58, Dawsonville
Gerard A. “Jed” Lacey, 58, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday August 12, 2017. Better known as Coach Lacey, Jed followed his passion to coach and motivate the youth ...

Forsyth

Ida Frances McCleskey, 87, Cumming
Ida Frances McCleskey, age 87, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017. She was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Preston &ld ...
Ester Smith, 81, Cumming
Ester Lee Smith, age 81, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017.Ester was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Cumming, GA. She is preceded in death ...
Shannon David Thompson, 40, Cumming
Shannon David Thompson, 40, of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017.     With a heavy heart heaven gained a new angel yesterday. A loving son, b ...

Gwinnett

Sheryl Lyles, 60, Sugar Hill
Sheryl Lyles, age 60, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father, J.R. and stepmother, Lugene Byers Lyles; mother, Catherin ...
Joyce Hazel Birch, 83, Suwanee
Suwanee, GA resident Joyce Hazel Birch, age 83, peacefully passed away at Northside Forsyth Hospital on Aug. 12, due to complications from an infected gall bladder. She was surroun ...

Habersham

Sallie Lanier, 63, Clarkesville
The family of Sallie Lanier, announces the passing, on August 12, 2017 of their beloved daughter, sister, and aunt.   Sallie was born in Louisville, Kentucky, on  ...

Hall

Hazel Thomas Daniel, 94, Flowery Branch
Hazel Thomas Daniel, age 94, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-two years, Otis Reese Daniel; and son ...
Laverne Dollar, 86, Oakwood
Lavern Dollar, 86 of Oakwood passed away Saturday August 12, 2017 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Dollar was the daughter of the late Homer and Mary J ...

Jackson

Charles Douglas Dyer, 55, Jefferson
Charles Douglas Dyer, age 55, of Jefferson passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Lawson Funeral Home Chap ...
Janet Smith Hollis, 66, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Janet Smith Hollis, age 66, of Pendergrass, who passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Mrs. Hollis was born in Gainesville, ...

Other

Deborah Ann Collins, 67, Woodstock
Deborah Ann Collins, 67 of Woodstock, GA passed away on Saturday August 12, 2017.   The family will receive friends on Friday August 18, 2017 from 10am to 11am at McDona ...

Stephens

Cynthia “Cindy” Yvonne Doss Chastain Mrs. Cynthia “Cindy” Yvonne Doss Chastain age 67 of Skyline Drive, Toccoa passed away Saturday August 12, 2017 at St ...
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.