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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 16th, 2009

Banks

R.L. Funderburk, 77, Maysville
Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00pm on Sunday, January 18, 2009 at Pond Fork Baptist Church for R.L. Funderburk, age 78, of Maysville. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. ...

Dawson

Wayne Grogan, 88, Dawsonville
Wayne Grogan, 88, of Dawsonville died Friday January 16, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness.A lifelong resident of Dawson County, Mr. Grogan was a retired poultry ...

Forsyth

Ivan Franklin Holbrook, 80, Cumming
Mr. Ivan Franklin Holbrook, age 80, of Cumming, Ga., passed away Friday, January 16, 2009 at his home. Mr. Holbrook was born on October 30, 1928 in Forsyth County. He was the son ...
Mrs. Tempie Boling Williams, age 87, of Cumming, GA passed away Friday, January 16, 2009. She was a retired kindergarten teacher and a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Ch ...
Oscar Romo, 79, CUMMING
In 1965 when Oscar Romo came to the Atlanta-based Home Mission Board (now North American Mission Board), the Southern Baptist Convention was a rather bland-looking denomination, e ...

Gwinnett

Albert C. Auttonberry, 81, Snellville
Albert C. Auttonberry, age 81 of Snellville, GA, died Friday, January 16, 2009 after an extended illness. Graveside Service will be held Monday, January 19, 2009 at 1:00 PM at Ham ...

Habersham

Hazel Lorene McCollum Fisher, 82, Clarkesville
Hillside Memorial Chapel announces the death of Mrs. Hazel Lorene McCollum Fisher, age 82, of Clarkesville who passed away Thursday, January 15, 2009 at Heritage Health Care. Funer ...

Hall

Alvin Cecil Sosebee, age 54 of Lula, Georgia passed away on Friday, January 16, 2009 following injuries received from an Auto Accident. Mr. Sosebee was born in Habersham County, G ...
Winnie Mae (Sears) Peck, 94, Gainesville
Winnie Mae (Sears) Peck, age 94, resident of Gainesville, GA, passed to her eternal rest Friday, January 16, 2009. She was a member of the Baptist faith and was a homemaker. She ...

Jackson

Martha T. Wiley, 82, Carnesville
Ivie Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Martha T. Wiley, age 82, of Carnesville, Georgia, who died Friday, January 16, 2009 at the BJC Hospital in Commerce.Born in Morgan Cou ...
'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.