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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jan 13th, 2009

Forsyth

Clara Belle Vernon, 86, Cumming
Ms. Clara Belle Vernon, age 86 and life long resident of Forsyth County, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2009. Ms. Vernon was a member of Piedmont United Methodist Church and was ...
Mary Drew, 96, Cumming
Mary Drew passed away on January 13, 2009 at the grand age of 96. A graduate of Tift College, she served our country in WWII as First Lieutenant in the Marine Corps, then served o ...
Raymond "Pete" Pierce, 71, Cumming
Mr. Raymond "Pete" Pierce, age 71 of Cumming, formerly of Atlanta, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2009 following an extended illness. Pete was well known as an avid poo ...

Habersham

Alawayne Beck Moore, 70, Demorest
Alawayne Beck Moore, age 70 of Demorest, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2009, at Athens Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. A lifetime resident of Habersham Co ...

Hall

Claudine Berry Scroggs, 74, Gainesville
Mrs. Claudine Berry Scroggs, age 74, of Gainesville,Georgia, passed away Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 atNortheast Georgia Medical Center following an extendedillness.Funeral service ...
Donald Emmerich, 80, Gainesville
Donald Eugene Emmerich, age 80, of Belmont Highway, Gainesville, GA passed away January 13, 2009, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Fune ...
Lucille Chandler, 94, Gainesville
Lucille Chandler, age 94, of Broom Road, Gainesville, GA, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral se ...

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Nancy Cole Courtwright, 76, Cleveland
Registered Nurse and Homemaker, Nancy Cole Courtwright of Cleveland, Georgia. Passed away_Tuesday, January 13 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an illness. She was 76.M ...
Vanessa Dee â, 46, Helen
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'WKRP' creator Hugh Wilson dies; was married to Gainesville native
Hugh Wilson, who created the CBS sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" in 1978, has died.
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.