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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. May 16th, 2009

Banks

Ivie Funeral Home announces services for James (Jim) Emmett Gray, Sr., 58, of Maysville who died on Friday at NEGA Medical Center in Gainesville. Born in Knoxville, TN, he was the ...

Dawson

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Forsyth

Martha Ann Lyons, 72, Dunwoody
Mrs. Martha Ann Lyons, age 72 of, Dunwoody, GA passed away Saturday, May 16, 2009.She was a devoted wife for 48 years and loving mother. Martha was a retired Registered Nurse. She ...

Habersham

Clifford Davie Parsons Ritchie, age 94, Cornelia, Georgia, died Saturday, May 16, 2009 at the Habersham County Medical Center. Mrs. Ritchie was born on July 24, 19 ...
Donald Compton Short, 78, Cornelia
Donald Compton Short, age 78, of Cornelia, Georgia, died Saturday, May 16, 2009. Mr. Short was born on October 2, 1930 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late William R. ...

Hall

Eddie Stephens, 88, Gainesville
Reverend Eddie Stephens, age 88 of Gainesville, Georgia was called from labor on Saturday, May 16, 2009, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. He was born ...
Grace Nell Welborn Morris, 82, Gillsville
Grace Nell Welborn Morris, age 82 moved to Heaven May 16, 2009, to see Jesus and to join her husband, Coleman Morris who went ahead of her on November 22, 2005. Grace Nell was the ...
William Donice Dabney, 52, Gainesville
William Donice Dabney, Sr., age 52 of Gainesville, GA died Saturday, May 16, 2009. He was preceded in death by his father David A. Dabney. He is survived by his wife Rhonda Rena Da ...

Jackson

Autumn Elizabeth Freeman, inf, Nicholson
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for infant Autumn Elizabeth Freeman daughter of Thomas Freeman and Chelsey Sewell of Nicholson, Ga. who died Saturday May 16, 2009. Survivors ...
'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.