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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 22nd, 2011

Dawson

Robert P. Sparrow, 84, Dawsonville
Robert P. Sparrow, 84, of Dawsonville passed away quietly on Saturday January 22, 2011 at his residence surrounded by his family.Born January 24, 1926 in Smyrna, Georgia to the lat ...

Forsyth

Bonnie "Marie" Wilson, 78, Cumming
Bonnie "Marie" Wilson, age 78, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, January 22, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband Leon Wilson and daughters Kathy and Patty Wils ...

Habersham

Anna Stewart Byrd, 62, Cornelia
Anna Stewart Byrd, 62, of Cornelia, GA, died Saturday January 22, 2011 at the Habersham County Medical Center following a brief illness.Born May 3, 1948 in Banks County she was a d ...
William L. Fain, 67, Demorest
William L. Fain, age 67, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, January 22, 2011, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.Mr. Fain was born on December 19, 1943, i ...

Hall

Annie Sullens, 69, Gainesville
Annie Sullens, 69, of Gainesville passed away Saturday January 22, 2011 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at 2 ...
Ben H. Voyles, 75, Douglasville
Ben H. Voyles, 75, of Douglasville passed away Saturday January 22, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness.Born September 9, 1935 in Dawson County to the late Lewis an ...
Bryant W. "Tex" Smith, 82, Elberton
Mr. Bryant W. "Tex" Smith, Sr., age 82, of Elberton, formerly of Cumming, passed away Saturday, January 22, 2011. Mr. Smith was born January 18, 1929 in DeQueen, AR and ...
William Henry "Edwin" Elliott was born June 18, 1922 in Dawson County, GA and moved to Hall County at age 9.Edwin accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at age 14, ...

Rabun

James V. (Jim) Pleasants, 74, St. Simons
James V. (Jim) Pleasants, 74, of St. Simons Island, GA died January 22, 2011 at his residence.Mr. Pleasants was born on August 17, 1936 in Tiger, Georgia. He graduated from Rabun C ...
'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.