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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Apr 9th, 2009

Forsyth

Donald Earl Smith, 70, Cumming
Donald Earl Smith, age 70 of Sugar Hill, Georgia passed away Thursday, April 9, 2009 at Northside/Forsyth Hospital in Cumming, Georgia. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Smith of ...
Edward Nichols, 59, Woodstock, Georgia
Byars Funeral Home of Cumming announces the death of Mr. Edward Nichols, age 59, of Woodstock, Georgia who died Firday, April 03, 2009. Arrangements for the memorial service are in ...

Gwinnett

Nokram Parray, 58, Dacula
Nokram Parray, age 58 of Dacula Georgia died Thursday, April 9, 2009 after a brief illness. Funeral service will be held Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 9:00 AM at Hamilton Mill Memori ...

Habersham

John Purcell, 74, Cornelia
John Purcell, age 74, of Cornelia, GA passed away Thursday, April 09, 2009.Mr. Purcell was born July 15, 1934 in Stephens County, GA to the late Mr. C.C. and Addie Cash Purcell. He ...

Hall

David Hawthorne, 80, Gainesville
Mr. G. David Hawthorne passed away peacefully in his sleepin the early morning hours of April 9/09 after a lengthy andcourageous battle with cancer and parkinsons.He is survived by ...

Jackson

Gary Dean Lee, 57, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death ofDr. Gary D. Lee, age 57, of Jefferson, who passed away Thursday, April 9, 2009. Gary is remembered for loving 4 things: His Lord and Savi ...

Lumpkin

Bobby and Jeanette Mixon, 70, Dahlonega
Bobby L. Mixon, age 72 and his wife, Jeanette M. Mixon, age 70, of Dahlonega, GA died Thursday April 9, 2009 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Lumpkin County.Mr. ...

White

Dewey Max Barrow, 43, Austell
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Dewy Max Barrow, age 43 of Austell. Mr. Barrow passed away Thursday, April 9, 2009 at his residence following a sudde ...
'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.