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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Aug 15th, 2009

Forsyth

Charles Edward Sciortino, age 77, of Cumming, GA died on August 15, 2009 at Embracing Hospice House. He was preceded in death by his son, Darryl Sciortino. Mr. Sciortino served in ...
Hulet David Nation, 51, Cumming
Hulet David Nation, 51, of Cumming, GA died on August 15, 2009 at Northside Hospital Forsyth. Born in Carroll County, GA, he was the son of the late Hulet Dorsey Nation and Grace ...
Urdis Ellison, 99, Cumming
Mrs. Urdis Ellison, age 99 of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, August 15, 2009. She was born in Atlanta, GA on July 18, 1910. Mrs. Ellison is survived by two daughters; six gra ...

Habersham

Betty Ruth Cotton Patton, 72, Cornelia
Betty Ruth Cotton Patton, age 72, of Cornelia, GA passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2009 at her residence. Born in Franklin County, GA on June 4, 1937, she was the daughter of th ...

Hall

Barbara Roberts May, 66, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 22, 2009 in the Wardâ
Memorial Park Funeral Home announces the death of William Herbert Allen, 91, who passed away August 15, 2009 at a private nursing home.Memorial Park Funeral Home in charge of arran ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Eunice Venable "Big Mama" Howington, age 75 of Jefferson who passed away at her residence on Saturday evening, August 15, ...

Lumpkin

Linda Patterson Harkins, 60, Dahlonega
Mrs. Linda Patterson Harkins, age 60, of Dahlonega, GA died Saturday August 15, 2009, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA following a brief illness.Mrs. Hark ...

White

Fannie Ruth Kastner, 90, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Fannie Ruth Kastner, age 90 of Cleveland. Mrs. Kastner passed away Saturday, August 15, 2009 at Habersham County Med ...
'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.