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Local Obits for Sat. Oct 17th, 2009

Forsyth

Brenda M. Pruitt, 63, Cumming
Mrs. Brenda M. Pruitt, age 63 of Cumming, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2009. Survivors include her daughters Teresa Day and Debbie Pruitt both of Cumming; sons Calvin Pruitt a ...

Gwinnett

Douglas E. Mertens, 86, Buford
Douglas E. Mertens, age 86 of Buford, GA, died Saturday, October 17, 2009. The Family will receive friends Tuesday, October 20, 2009 from 2-4 PM at the funeral home. Following the ...

Hall

Mr. Melvin Garland Blair, 51 of Lula went home to be with God, Saturday October 17, 2009 after a 5 year courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday Oc ...
Funeral services will be held for Thomas Randolph "Tommy" Griffin , 62, of Emory Griffin Rd., Gillsville at 2:00 pm Monday October 19, 2009 in Lebanon United Methodis ...

Jackson

Frances E. Mathis, 92, Nicholson
Mrs. Frances Mathis Smith, age 92, of Nicholson, who passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2009. Survivors include her husband, Roy Smith of Nicholson. Daughter, Wynette Sullivan ...
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Jacqueline Veritta Lewallen age 64 of Commerce who died Saturday Oct. 17, 2009. She was the daughter of the late Samuel Carlos and Addie ...
'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.