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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 28th, 2017

Dawson

Dean J. Couch, 90, Dawsonville
Dean J. Couch, 90, of Dawsonville passed away Monday August 28, 2017 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born May 27, 1927 in Dawson County to the late Henr ...
E. Eugene Higgins, 85, Dawsonville
E. Eugene Higgins, 85, of Dawsonville passed away Monday August 28, 2017 at his residence. Born September 2, 1931 to the late Roscoe and Beulah Higgins, he had been a resident o ...

Forsyth

James O'Dell Hobbs, 51, Cummimg
James O’Dell Hobbs, 51 of Cumming, GA passed away suddenly on Friday, August 25, 2017.   In Loving Memory James was a loving son, brother, husband, father, uncle, and ...

Gwinnett

Carol Jean Hood Bartlett, age 67, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of thirty-five years, James R. Bartlett. She is sur ...

Habersham

Bessie Mae Welborn Poole entered eternal life on August 28, 2017. Her beautiful spirit is carried on by her 4 children, 11 grandchildren, 11 great grands, one surviving sibling, an ...
Donald A. “Don” Wheatley, Jr., age 46, of Demorest, passed away Monday, August 28, 2017 following a long and courageous battle.   Don was born in Washington, Geo ...

Hall

Virginia Louise Blackwell, 74, Gainesville
Virginia Louise Blackwell, 74, of Gainesville, has gone to be with the Lord following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 ...
Margaret Alene Nix, 82, Gainesville
  Mrs. Margaret Alene Nix, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017 at Piedmont Hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services are schedul ...
Henry Monroe Cook, 74, Lula
Mr. Henry Monroe Cook, 74, of Lula, passed away Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, following a courageous, 16-year battle with cancer.             Henry was bo ...
Mary E. Huddleston passed from this life early Monday morning, August 28, 2017, at the age of 61. Mary was born December 19, 1955 in Gray, GA to the late James and Fannie Mae Sk ...

Jackson

Frances Goodyear Crenshaw, 72, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Frances Goodyear Crenshaw, age 72, of Jefferson, who passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017. Mrs. Crenshaw was born in Wilmington, No ...

White

Newton Jackson, 88, Cleveland
Rev. Newton Jackson, Jr., age 88 of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017.  Mr. Jackson was born on July 30, 1929, in Cleveland, Georgia, to the late Newton Jac ...
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.