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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jan 4th, 2011

Forsyth

Frances Lillian Sklenka, 105, Cumming
As a young girl, Frances Lillian Sklenka arrived in America with her mother- the year was 1907. They had no way of finding her father that had arrived before them. As they wander ...

Habersham

Bernice Sutton Warren, age 86, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2011. Mrs. Warren was born on December 9, 1924, in White County, Georgia to the late John L. ...
Mildred Willis Bow, 91, Cornelia
Mildred Willis Bow, age 91, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Monday, January 3, 2011.Mrs. Bow was born on February 1, 1919, in Westminister, South Carolina to the late Clarence ...

Hall

Minnie Louise Cox, 91, Gainesville
Minnie Louise Cox, age 91, of Gainesville, Ga. Arrangements to be announced by Wimberly & Jackson, Gainesville, 770-536-3251
Roy Wilburn Tanner, 69, Oakwood
Roy Wilburn Tanner, age 69 of Oakwood, passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at his residence following a brief illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, ...
'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.