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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Feb 28th, 2009

Banks

Ethel Evans Morgan, 84, Homer
Mrs. Ethel Evans Morgan, age 84, of Homer, who passed away on Friday, February 27, 2009. Mrs. Morgan, born in Jackson County, was a daughter of the late, Fletcher Evans and the la ...
Roy E. Broome, 81, Homer
Roy E. Broome, age 81, of Homer, GA passed away on Friday, February 27, 2009.Mr. Broome was born in Jackson County, Commerce, GA, on January 20, 1928 to the late F.E. and Mamie Lee ...

Forsyth

Grace Echols, 88, Cumming
Mrs. Grace Echols, age 88, of Cumming, GA passed away Saturday, February 28, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Jake Echols and grandson, Mitchell Echols ...

Gwinnett

Rev. Lance R. Sperring, 65, of Buford, died Saturday, February 28, 2009, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 7, 20 ...
'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.