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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Aug 17th, 2009

Dawson

Eleanor Wallace Swafford, 60, Marble Hill
Eleanor Wallace Swafford, 60, of Marble Hill died Monday August 17, 2009 at Northside Forsyth Hospital.Born February 11, 1949, Mrs. Swafford was a lifelong resident of Dawson Count ...

Forsyth

Carmen Villafanes, 50, Smyrna
Carmen Villafanes, age 50 of Smyrna, Georgia passed away Monday, August 17, 2009. Memorial Services are pending and will be announced at a later date. Online condolences may be ex ...
James Matthew Kenny, 50, Cumming
James Matthew Kenny, 50, of Cumming, GA died on August 17, 2009. Formerly of Paramus, NJ, he was the son of Carol and John Kenny of Dawsonville, GA.James owned a very successful p ...
Melna June Gattis, 74, Cumming
Melna June Gattis, 74, died Monday, August 17, 2009, with her husband, son, and daughter by her bedside in her home in Cumming, Georgia. Originally from Lafayette Springs, Mississi ...
Philip R. Bartholomew, 78, Atlanta
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Habersham

Patricia Marie Kane, 76, Cornelia
Funeral Mass for Patricia Marie Kane, age 76, of Cornelia, will be held Tuesday, August 18, 2009, at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Fr. Abel Guerrero Orta will officia ...

Hall

Beatrice Mathis Casey, Gainesville
Beatrice Mathis Casey of Gainesville died August 17, 2009 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center from an extended illness. Funeral services will be announced later by Dawson Mort ...
Kenneth Carney, Gainesville
Kenneth Carney of Gainesville passed away Sunday. Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Mason & Ward Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Hillside memoria ...

Jackson

Ruth Jacks Elrod, 99, Athens
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Ruth Jacks Elrod, age 99, of Athens â

Rabun

Millie Vicdora Wall Hamby, 102, of Clayton, passed away August 16, 2009.She was born in Rabun County the daughter of the late Ira Milton Wall and Ida Nicholson Wall. She cooked for ...
'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.