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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 24th, 2017

Banks

Betty Mae Blevins, 74, Homer
Mrs. Betty Mae Blevins, age 74, of Homer died Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Blevins was born in Homer to the late, Herman and Nov ...

Dawson

Henry Jewell Dixon, 88, Dawsonville
Henry Jewell Dixon, age 88, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017. He was a member and Deacon of Setten Down Baptist Church. Jewell is preceded in death by his ...

Gwinnett

John Richard Snider, 71, Dacula
John Richard Snider, age 71, of Dacula, GA passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017. He is survived by his daughter, Kirstin and Andrew Kava, Dacula, GA; grandchildren, Aaron Kava, ...
Melvin “Mel” Wingate, age 73, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Warren and Inez Wingate; brother, James ...

Habersham

Deborah Sue Bowman, 68, Clarkesville
Alexander Funeral Home announces that Deborah Sue Bowman, 68 of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on August 24, 2017.    Arrangements are incomplete at this time. A ...
  Myrette Autry Bennett Hough, age 95 of Cornelia, passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017. Born in White County, Georgia on September 6, 1921, she was a daughter of th ...

Hall

John Edward Cagle III, 64, Gainesville
Mr. John Edward Cagle III, 64, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 27 ...

Lumpkin

Mr. James Thomas “Tommy” Hunsinger age 64, of Dahlonega, passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017.  Tommy was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He ...
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.