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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jan 26th, 2009

Forsyth

Mr. Charles Eugene (Gene) Edwards Born March 22, 1932 of Cumming, GA passed away January 26, 2009 of a heart attack. Gene resided in Stone Mountain, GA for approximately 35 year ...

Hall

Hal Rhodes, Fayetteville
Mr. Hal Born Rhodes of Fayetteville, Ga. passed away on January 25, 2009. Hal was a veteran of World War II. His B-29 crew flew missions in the Pacific and he received the Distingu ...
Reginald Lowell Davis, 69, Gainesville
Mr. Reginald Lowell Davis, age 69, of Gainesville died Monday, January 26, 2009. Arrangements to be announced later by Memorial Park South Funeral Home and Cemetery, 4121 Falcon Pa ...

Jackson

Doris Marie Garrett, 94, Jefferson
Doris Marie Garrett, age 94 of Jefferson, Georgia passed away Monday, January 26, 2009 at Chestnut Ridge Nursing Home, Cumming, Georgia. She was a 65-year member of Big Creek Bapt ...

Lumpkin

Russell Alvin Scarborough, 61, Dahlonega
Russell Alvin Scarbrough, age 61, of Tate Creek Trail, Dahlonega, GA, passed away Monday, January 26, 2009, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Memorial s ...
'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.