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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Aug 29th, 2009

Banks

Jerry T. Free, 68, Gillsville
Jerry T. Free, age 68 of Gillsville, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2009, at his residence following an extended illness. Born in Hall County, on February 07, 1941, he was the so ...

Forsyth

Mary Baker, 69, Tate
Mrs. Mary Baker, age 69 of Tate, GA, passed away Friday, August 28, 2009. She was a member of Conns Creek Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Hoyt Thoma ...

Gwinnett

Elma Jean Grant, 83, Buford
Memorial Park announces the death of Mrs. Elma Jean Grant, age 83, Frontier Way, Buford, Georgia.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Memorial Park Funeral Ho ...

Jackson

Dennis D. Gipson, 72, Carnesville
Mr. Dennis D. Gipson, age 72, of Carnesville, GA died Saturday, August 29, 2009 at his residence. Mr. Gipson was born in Franklin County, GA to the late Tarsus and Leona Baird Gip ...
Kenneth Edenfield, Jr., 47, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Kenneth Edenfield Jr., age 47, of Commerce, who passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2009. Mr. Edenfield was born on February 26, 1962 ...
Ruth Beck Fitzpatrick, 93, Commerce
Mrs. Ruth Beck Fitzpatrick, age 93, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, August 29, 2009 at BJC Nursing Home. Mrs. Fitzpatrick was born in Banks County to the late Henry and Zula Wood B ...
William Donald "Don" Hix, Jr., age 68 of Jefferson, Georgia passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2009. Funeral services will be announced by Evans Funeral Home of Jef ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. William Donald (Don) Hix Jr., age 68, of Jefferson, who passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2009. Mr. Hix was born on March 27, 1941 i ...

Stephens

Reba Beatrice Jordan, 85, Martin
Reba Beatrice Jordan, U. S. Navy Retired RN, age 85, of Martin, died Saturday, August 29, 2009, at Brown Memorial Convalescent Center in Royston. She was born March 24, 1924 in Fra ...
'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.