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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 14th, 2017

Forsyth

Carol Allen Minor, 93, Cumming
Carol Allen Minor, age 93, of Cumming, GA passed away on Monday, August 14, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion W. Minor; parents, William F. and Lonnie Lee Dodd ...
Buddy "Chris" Ramsey, 51, Cumming
Mr. Buddy "Chris" Ramsey 51 of Cumming, Ga passed away on August 14th, 2017. He is predeceased in death by his father Buddy Ramsey. He is survived by his wife Vicki ...

Gwinnett

William E. “Bill” Scott, Jr., age 52, of Buford, GA, died suddenly on Monday, August 14, 2017. A private interment service will be held at Hamilton Mill Memorial Garden ...

Habersham

Pauline Ivester, 84, Clarkesville
PaulineIvester, age 84 of Clarkesville, passed away on Monday, August 14, 2017. Mrs.  Ivester was born on January 18, 1933, inClayton, Georgia to the late Jessie and France ...
Nellie Frances Pitts Sumpter, age 83 of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Monday, August 14, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville following an extended illnes ...

Hall

Don Talmadge Barnes, Sr., 93, Gainesville
Don Talmadge Barnes Sr., age 94 passed away peacefully on August 14, 2017 at The Oaks of Hampton in Dawsonville, GA A remembrance of his life will be held at Lakewood Baptist Ch ...
Mr. Richard “Dick” Joseph Barbuto, age 68, of Hoschton passed away Monday, August 14, 2017, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton, surrounded by his fam ...
Mary Lou Covington, 94, Gainesville
 Mrs. Mary Lou Covington, age 94 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday Morning, August 14, 2017 at Piedmont Henry Hospital following a brief illness. Graveside services are ...
Fannie Belle Shetters Swaim, 81, Gainesville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Fannie Belle Shetters Swaim, age 81, of Gainesville, Georgia, who passed away on Monday, August 14, 2017. Mrs. Swaim was born in Sher ...

Lumpkin

William (Corky) Lee Gantt III, 73, passed away in his Dahlonega home on August 10, 2017. He will be loved and remembered each day by his surviving family. He leaves behind 4 kid ...
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.