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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. May 4th, 2009

Dawson

James Almon Weatherford Jr., 49, Dawsonville
James Almon Weatherford Jr. was Born May 26, 1959 in Dallas, TX and went to Heaven to be with his Savior on May 2, 2009. Jim was raised in Alabama and graduated from Glenwood High ...
Joe M. Walker, 66, Dawsonville
Joe M. Walker, 66, of Dawsonville died Monday May 4, 2009 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a short illness.Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, he had lived in Dawson C ...

Forsyth

John Walter McCracken, 53, Roswell
John Walter McCracken, age 53, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2009 of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.He was a beloved father, husband, son, coworker, and friend that wi ...

Hall

Jack Curtis Dean, 68, Gainesville
Mr. Jack Curtis Dean, age 68 of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Monday, May 4, 2009 after a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, May 7, 2009 at ...
Jimmy Dale Barton, Jr., 29, Oakwood
Jimmy Dale Barton, Jr., age 29 of Oakwood passed away on Monday, May 4th. Service will be 2pm on Friday, May 8th in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel. Ward's Funeral Home, 7 ...
'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.