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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 30th, 2009

Banks

William Hoopingarner, age 69, of Post Place Drive, Alto, Georgia passed away Friday, January 30, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Priv ...

Dawson

Jackie Paul Martin, 53, Mount Croghan, SC
Jackie Paul Martin, 53, of Mount Croghan, SC died January 30, 2009 following a sudden illness.Mr. Martin was a 1974 graduate of Dawson County High School and was employed as a comm ...

Hall

Evert W. Jones, 92, Gainesville
Evert W. Jones, 92, a resident of Smokey Springs inGainesville passed away January 30, 2009.Mr. Jones was born October 14, 1916 in Detroit, Michigan andlived in Michigan for 61 yea ...

Jackson

Pearlene Eula Wood, 70, Commerce
Mrs. Pearlene Eula Wood, age 70, of Commerce GA died Friday January 30, 2009 at Athens Regional Medical Center.She was born in Jackson County to the late James Hubert and Reba Mass ...
'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.