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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Feb 17th, 2009

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Gladys Joye Freeman Fritchey, 69, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Gladys Joye Freeman Fritchey, age 69, of Clarkesville, will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2009, at 11:00 AM from the Harvest Christian Church. Pastor Rick ...
Mildred Louise Mote Byrd, 84, Demorest
Funeral services for Mildred Louise Mote Byrd, age 84, of Demorest will be held on Friday, February 20, 2009, at 11:00 AM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Russ Barker and R ...

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Jane Abbey Shurack, 71, Gainesville
Mrs. Jane Abbey Shurack, age 71, of Gainesville, GA (Forsyth County) passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2009. She was born December 25, 1937 and died of lung cancer at The Cohen Ho ...
Michael Douglas Allen, 33, Gainesville
Funeral services for Michael Douglas Allen, age 33, of Gainesville, will be held on Thursday, February 19, 2009, at 11:00 AM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel in Clarkesville. Rev ...
William Clyde â, 85, Lula
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Mattie S. Perry McCall, 99, Clayton
Mattie S. Perry McCall, 99, of Clayton, Georgia, died Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at her home.She was born June 7th 1909 in Rabun County to Henry and Mary Duncan Perry. She was emp ...

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Andrew George Tampa, 83, Cleveland
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia, announces the death of Andrew George Tampa, age 83 of Cleveland and formerly of Atlanta, passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2 ...
'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.