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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Feb 7th, 2009

Banks

George Mason, 69, Homer
George Mason, age 69, of Banks County, Georgia, died Saturday, February 7, 2009 at his residence.Mr. Mason was born on November 12, 1939 in Homer, Georgia to the late John and Carr ...

Forsyth

Amelia (Amy)
Mr. John Richard (Dick) Yates, age 84 of Cumming, passed away Saturday, February 7, 2009. Mr. Yates was a Navy Veteran of World War II where he received a Purple Heart. During his ...
Lawrence (Larry) Geld, 80, Cumming
Mr. Lawrence (Larry) Geld, age 80 of Cumming, passed away Saturday, February 7, 2009. Mr. Geld was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the A ...
Mary Jayne Erdman, 89, Cumming
Mrs. Mary Jayne Erdman, age 89, of Cumming, GA passed away Saturday, February 7, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward A. Erdman; daughter-in-law, Miriam R. Siewe ...

Habersham

Betty Jean Gunn Davis, 64, Clarkesville
Betty Jean Gunn Davis, age 64 of Clarkesville, passed away Saturday, February 7, 2009, at Habersham Medical Center following a sudden illness. Born in Habersham County on December ...

Hall

Annie Ruth Johnson, 66, Gainesville
Mrs. Annie Ruth Johnson Hayden, 66, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, February 7, 2009 at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesvil ...
Annie Ruth Johnson Hayden, 66, Gainesville
Annie Ruth Johnson Hayden, age 66 of Boone Street, Gainesville, GA passed away Saturday, February 7, 2009 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral service ...
Helen Frances Ogle, 86, Murrayville
Helen Frances Ogle age 86 of Murrayville passed away Saturday Feb. 7, 2009 at the Gold City Nursing Home following an extended illness. Miss Ogle was born January 26, 1923 in Hall ...
Mary S. Hart, 86, Gainesville
Mrs. Mary S. Hart 86, of Gainesville passed away Saturday February 7, 2009 surrounded by her loving family. Services will be held Tuesday February 10th at 2:00 at Timber Ridge Bapt ...
William R. Gignilliat, 90, Gainesville
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Jackson

Rickey Westbrooks, 54, Carnesville
Rickey Westbrooks, age 54 of Carnesville, passed away Saturday, February 07, 2009. Born in Jackson County on September 29, 1954, he was the son of the late Billy Joe and Violet Bra ...

Lumpkin

Jimmy Foster, 66, Dahlonega
Jimmy Foster, 66, of Dahlonega died Saturday, February 7, 2009 at Chestatee Regional Hospital following a period of declining health.Mr. Foster was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin C ...
'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.