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Local Obits for Sun. Aug 13th, 2017

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Rena Adkins Shoemake, 86, Cumming
    Rena Adkins Shoemake, 86, of Cumming, GA, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 13th, 2017. Rena, also called Billy, passed away peacefully at her home ...

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Stephen LaCroix Merck, 64, Lawrenceville
Stephen LaCroix Merck, age 64, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly. He leaves behind friends, Karen and Ben S ...

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Tom H. Jordan, M.D., 73, Gainesville
  Tom H. Jordan, M.D., age 73, of Gainesville, GA passed away August 13, 2017. He was born May 10, 1944, and was a graduate of Lyons High School, University of Georgia, ...
Mack Lamar Day, 73, Clermont
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, in Skitts Mountain Baptist Church for, Mack Lamar Day, 73, of Clermont.    Visitation will be T ...
Wynell Williamson, 102, Lula
Funeral services will be held Wednesday August 16, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Ward’s Funeral Home for Wynell Williamson,102, of Lula.  The Rev.  John ...

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Netherland “Neb” Ray Speed, age 80, of Clayton, GA, passed away on August 13, 2017.   Neb was born the son of the late Marlor Calvin Speed Sr. and late Amand ...

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Christopher Lee Collins, 23, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Christopher Lee Collins, age 24 of Cleveland. Chris passed away, Sunday, August 13, 2017. Graveside services are sc ...
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.