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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Aug 16th, 2009

Forsyth

Mr. Marion E. Ellington, Sr., age 74 of Cumming, GA, passed away Sunday, August 16, 2009. Mr. Ellington, originally from Thomaston, was predeceased in life by his wife, Jettie Elli ...

Hall

Geraldine M. Wilson, Gainesville
Little and Davenport Funeral Home of Gainesville, Ga. announces the death of Mrs. Geraldine M. Wilson, of Gainesville, Ga., who died at New Horizons North on Sunday August 16, 2009 ...
Herbert Reynolds, 82, Gainesville
Herbert Reynolds, age 82 of Old Flowery Branch Road, Gainesville, passed away Sunday, August 16, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services ar ...

Jackson

Opal Valerie Langston, 89, Commerce
Mrs. Opal Valerie Langston, age 89, of Commerce, GA died Sunday August 16, 2009 at BJC Nursing Home. Mrs. Langston was born to the late, Earnest and Angie Robinson Johnston. Mrs. ...
'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.