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Local Obits for Sun. Aug 27th, 2017

Banks

Melodee Jordan Hall, 68, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Melodee Jordan Hall, age 68 of Maysville, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, August 27, 2017.  Mrs. Hall was born in Commerce ...

Dawson

Doris McBrayer Smith, 78, Dawsonville
Doris McBrayer Smith, 78, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017. Doris was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church, where she was an active member until her stroke in 20 ...

Forsyth

Debra Lee Mathison, 61, Cumming
Debra Lee Mathison, 61, of Cumming, GA passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at Northside Hospital Forsyth, Cumming, GA.  She was a loving sister and aunt that loved to ma ...

Gwinnett

Elaine Tonya Ester, 67, Sugar Hill
Elaine Tonya Ester, age 67, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017. She is survived by her daughter, Essence Ester, Sugar Hill, GA; and three grandchildren. Ms. E ...
Linda Wilkes, 76, Buford
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Linda Wilkes, age 76, of Buford, who passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017. Mrs. Wilkes was born in Commerce, Georgia, a daughter to ...
U.S. Veteran and Marine Gerrell Bruce, age 78 passed away on August 27, 2017. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Lou, father, Elbert, and sister, Lounell. He is surviv ...
Maria Elena Lopez, 20, Buford
Maria Elena Lopez, age 20, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017. She was preceded in death by her brother, Sergio Lopez, Jr. She is survived by her parents, Sergio ...

Habersham

Ashley Gosnell Lovell Scott, 33, Clarkesville
Ashley Gosnell Lovell Scott, age 33 of Clarkesville, passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017. Born in Habersham County on December 16, 1983, she was a daughter of the late Victor Br ...

Hall

Betty Ann Foster Martin, 67, Gainesville
Betty Ann Foster Martin, age 67, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 27, 2017. Betty was born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi.  She moved to Georgia ...
Richard B. Ogle, Sr, 69, Gainesville
Mr. Richard B. Ogle, Sr., age 69, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017 at his residence, following an extended illness, surrounded by his family. Funeral Services ...

Jackson

Evalene Love Major, 77, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Evalene Love Major, age 77, of Pendergrass, who passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017. Mrs. Major was born in Jefferson, Georgia, a ...
Virginia Ruth Vinson, 69, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Virginia Ruth Vinson, age 69, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017. Mrs. Vinson was born in Thomasville, ...
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.