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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. May 1st, 2009

Banks

Sharolyn Reed Griffin, age 61, of Alto, Banks County, GA passed away Friday, May 01, 2009 at her residence. Ms. Griffin was born on February 1, 1948 in Athens GA. She was preceded ...
Sudie Lee Kesler Blalock, 90, Maysville
Sudie Lee Kesler Blalock, age 90 of Banks County, passed away April 30, 2009 at BJC Nursing Home. Mrs. Blalock was born on September 3, 1918 in Banks County, GA to the late Georg ...

Forsyth

C.W. "Bud" White, 79, Gainesville
McDonald and Son Funeral Home of Cumming announces the death of Mr. C.W. "Bud" White, age 79, of Gainesville, Georgia who went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 30, ...
Rufus Lafayette Cole, Jr. 90, of Decatur, GA passed away Friday, May 1, 2009 at Crawford W. Long Hospital, Atlanta, GA.Rufus retired from the US Army in 1962 with the rank of Major ...

Gwinnett

Peter Joseph Maida, 53, Suwanee
Peter Joseph Maida, 53, of Suwanee, GA passed on May 1, 2009. A native of Stamford, CT, he was the son of the late Catherine and Armand Maida.Mr. Maida was a graduate of Sacred He ...

Habersham

James Logan Wilbanks, 89, Mt. Airy
James Logan Wilbanks, age 89, of Mt. Airy, GA passed away Friday, May 1, 2009. Mr. Wilbanks was born in June 15, 1919 in Stephens County to the late Robert Baker Wilbank ...

Hall

Wanda Jean Bailey, 51, Gainesville
Wanda Jean Bailey, age 51 of Stephens Road, Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Friday, May 1, 2009 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral services will be announce ...

Jackson

Wilda Harvil, 89, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death ofWilda Harvil, age 89, of Commerce, who passed away on Friday, May 1, 2009. Ms. Harvil, born in Jackson County, was a daughter of the late, ...
'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.