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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 20th, 2009

Forsyth

Alvan Haywood Williams, 89, Cumming
Mr. Alvan Haywood Williams, age 89 of Cumming, Georgia passed away Friday, February 20, 2009 at his residence. Services are pending and will be announced. Online condolences may ...
Mildred Beam Albright, 87, Doraville
Mrs. Mildred Beam Albright, age 87, of Doraville, GA passed away Thursday, February 19, 2009. She was a very sweet lady who retired from K-Mart in 1985 and was a member of the Goo ...

Habersham

Flora Nell Black, 81, Cornelia
Flora Nell Black, age 81, of Cornelia, Georgia, died Friday, February 20, 2009 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Black was born on July 10, 1927 in Habersham County, G ...

Hall

Frank Vetrano Jr., age 62, of Old Cornelia Highway, passed away Feb. 20, 2009 at the Northeast Ga. Medical Center following a brief illness. Frank was self employed and owner of G ...
Juanita Hawkes, 88, Gainesville
Juanita S. Hawkes, age 88 of East Main Street, Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, February 20, 2009 at Winder Health Care following a brief illness. Funeral services ar ...
Luis Ralph Ullrich, Sr., 83, Gainesville
Luis Ralph Ullrich, Sr., 83, of Gainesville, GA passed into eternal rest on February 20, 2009 after a long and courageous fight. The son of the late Luis and Meta Ullrich, he was ...
William Jacob Snyder, 74, Gainesville
William Jacob Snyder, age 74 of Little Circle, Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, February 20, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funer ...

Lumpkin

Lawton Waters, 71, Dahlonega
Mr. Lawton Waters, age 71, of Dahlonega, died Friday February 20, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. Mr. Waters was born in Dawson County. He was precede ...
'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.