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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jan 27th, 2009

Forsyth

Alex Gonzalez, 76, Cumming
Alex Gonzalez, 76, of Cumming, GA died on January 27, 2009 at Northside Hospital Forsyth. A native a Puerto Rico, he was the son of the late Jesus and Margot Gonzalez.Mr. Gonzalez ...
Lloyd W. Perkins, 83, Atlanta
Byars Funeral Home announces the death of Lloyd W. Perkins, 83, of Atlanta. Services, which are to be held in South Charleston, West Virginia, will be announced at a later date.
Margie Gibson Hamrick, 60, Talking Rock
Margie Gibson Hamrick, age 60, of Talking Rock, GA passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Grace Gibson and brothers, Mather Gibso ...

Habersham

Earlene McKean, 67, Ikoma, Japan
Earlene McKean, age 67 of Japan, passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 in Ikoma, Japan.Ms. McKean was born on October 22, 1941 in Louisiana to the late William and Clydie Paul M ...
Mae Smith Pruitt, 83, Baldwin
Mae Smith Pruitt, age 83 of Baldwin, GA passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2009. Mrs. Pruitt was born in Abbeville, SC on March 28, 1925 to the late Oscar and Clara Baldwin Smith. S ...

Lumpkin

Vinson Dover, 80, Dahlonega
Mr. Vinson Dover, age 80 of Dahlonega, Ga. died Tuesday January 27, 2009 at Autumn Breeze Assisted living in Gainesville.He was preceded in death by his parents. George Grady Dover ...
'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.