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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Jan 1st, 2010

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Juno O. Samples, 80, Homer
Juno Wilford Samples, age 80 of Homer, Georgia, passed away Friday, January 1, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center due to an extended illness. Funera ...

Forsyth

Duane Hodges Simms, Jr., age 62, of Cumming, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2010 at his home. He was born in Atlanta on March 7, 1947 and is preceded in death by his father, Du ...
Farrell Miller, 88, Alpharetta
Farrell Miller, age 88 of Alpharetta, passed away Friday, January 1, 2010. Memorial Services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, January 8, 2010 at Roswell United Methodist Church in the C ...
Peggy Ann Burgess, 77, Cumming
Mrs. Peggy Ann Burgess, age 77, of Cumming, GA passed away Friday, January 1, 2010. She was a member of Deer Creek Shore Presbyterian Church and was proceeded in death by her hus ...

Hall

Annette Algard Haney, 73, of Flowery Branch, GA died at Northside Forsyth Hospital on January 1, 2010. Born in Atlanta, she was the daughter of the late William and Annie V. Webb. ...
Myrtice E. Foster, 83, Gainesville
Myrtice E. Foster, 83 of Gainesville died Friday January 1, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following a brief illness. The family will receive friends on Sunday January ...
Wilma Juanita Yopp Dean, 87, Flowery Branch
Wilma Juanita Yopp Dean, age 87, of Flowery Branch, passed away Friday, January 1, 2010 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. ...
Woodie Neal Byrd, 95, Gainesville
Woodie Neal Byrd, age 95, of Gainesville, Ga died Saturday, December 26, 2009. She is survived by her sons Randy (Celia Brawner) Byrd of Gainesville, GA, Donald (Jan) Byrd of San D ...

Lumpkin

James D. Thomason, NA, Dahlonega
James D. Thomason, died Janaury 1, 2010 at Gold City Convalescent Center in Dahlonega.Mr. Thomason was born on January 11, 1923 in Arab, Alabama, son of the late Samuel and Tommie ...

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Mrs. Minerva Ward, 90, Cleveland
Mrs. Minerva Eleanor Ward, age 90 of Cleveland, passed away Friday January 1, 2010 at Chatuge Regional Nursing Home. Mrs. Ward was born May 30, 1919 in Washington, D.C. to the late ...
'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.