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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Oct 29th, 2016

Forsyth

Wolfgang Hilmer, 60, Cumming
Wolfgang Hilmer, 60, of Cumming, GA died at Northside Hospital Forsyth on October 29, 2016.  Born in Johannesburg, South Africa he was the son of the late Otfrid and Irmgard H ...

Habersham

Ernest Raymond Mabe, 98, Mt. Airy
Ernest Raymond Mabe, age 98, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Mabe was born on December 13, 1917 in Danbury, North Carolina ...

Hall

James Lamar Burgamy, 73, Flowery Branch
James Lamar Burgamy, age 73, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016.  James loved to play football.  He was the first to make Allstate in Hall County.&n ...

Jackson

Sherman H. Salyers, 82, Pendergrass
Sherman H. Salyers, 82, of Pendergrass passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November ...

Lumpkin

Dorsey Gibson, 79, Dahlonega
Mr. Dorsey Gibson, age 79, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016. Dorsey was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He was retired from the Burling ...
Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' and 'Natural' actor, dies at 85
Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to indelible character actor in films including “Cocoon” and “The Natural,” has died
Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress, dies at 104
Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland, best known as the kindly Melanie in “Gone With the Wind,” has died
NASCAR Hall of Famer Maurice Petty passes away
NASCAR Hall of Fame engine builder Maurice Petty passed away Saturday morning, according to a statement released by Richard Petty Motorsports. He was 81 years old.
Report: Television personality Regis Philbin dies at 88
People magazine reports that legendary television personality Regis Philbin has died at 88
Civil rights trailblazer C.T. Vivian to be laid to rest
The nation will pay its final respects Thursday to the Rev. CT Vivian
Remembering John Lewis, rights icon and `American hero'
John Lewis, who carried the struggle against racial discrimination from Southern battlegrounds of the 1960s to the halls of Congress, has died
Kelly Preston, actor and wife of John Travolta, dies at 57
Actor Kelly Preston has died at age 57
Country rocker and fiddler Charlie Daniels dies at age 83
Country music pioneer and fiddler Charlie Daniels, who had a hit with “Devil Went Down to Georgia,” has died at age 83