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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 13th, 2009

Banks

Alline Wilmoth, 66, Homer
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Alline Wilmoth, 66, of Homer who died late Thursday afternoon at her residence. Born in Mammoth, OR, she was the daughter of the late Walt ...

Dawson

Lee Westbrook, 87, Dawsonville
Rev. Lee Westbrook, 87, of Dawsonville died Thursday August 13, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness.Born December 15, 1921 in Cherokee County to the late Ephriam an ...

Forsyth

Darla Diane Berry, age 71 passed away Thursday, August 13, at Northside-Forsyth Hospital in Cumming, Ga., after bravely battling complications from recent injuries. Born May 20, 19 ...
Jerry Richard Jones, 62, Trenton
Mr. Jerry Richard Jones, age 62 of Trenton, GA (formerly of Ball Ground, GA), passed away Thursday, August 13, 2009. He was a member of the Highland Rivers Program and was precede ...
Rita Jane Cox Mennell, 68, Gainesville
Mrs. Rita Jane Cox Mennell, age 68 of Gainesville (Forsyth Co.), passed away Thursday, August 13, 2009 after a courageous fight against breast cancer. Survivors include her husband ...

Habersham

Etheline Simmons Brady, 88, Baldwin
Etheline Simmons Brady, age 88, of Baldwin, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2009, at her residence following a sudden illness. Born in Stephens County on May 26, 1921, she was the ...

Hall

Betty Head Grant, 84, Gainesville
Betty Head Grant, 84 of Gainesville, died Thursday, August 13. She was born to the late Clyde and Eunice head, December 14, 1924 in Flowery Branch, GA. She was reared by her aunt, ...
Francisco Mata Zuniga, 67, Gainesville
Francisco Mata Zuniga, age 67 of Poplar Springs Road, Gainesville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...
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.
NASCAR Hall of Famer, World War II vet Bud Moore dies at 92
NASCAR Hall of Famer Bud Moore, a World War II veteran awarded five Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars, has died. He was 92.