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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 7th, 2011

Forsyth

Gloria McMillan, 83, Cumming
Mrs. Gloria McMillan, age 83 of Cumming, passed away Friday, January 7, 2011. She was a longtime resident of Forsyth County and was a bailiff with the Forsyth County Judicial Cour ...
Linda Taylor, 56, Cumming
Linda Taylor, 56, of Cumming passed away Friday January 7, 2011 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following an extended illness.Born April 4, 1954 in Dawson County, she lived a number ...

Habersham

Charles Preston King, 65, Cornelia
Charles Preston King, age 65 of Baldwin, passed away Friday, January 07, 2011, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness. Born in Hall County on September 01 ...
Dolph Leland "Sonny" Spittler, Jr., 78 of Cornelia, died, January 7, 2011. He is preceded in death by a daughter and sister. Survivors include his daughters: Jeanine C ...

Hall

Beverly M. Sandefur, 62, Canton
Beverly M. Sandefur, age 62 of Canton, passed away peacefully Friday, January 7, 2011. She is survived by her loving husband, James Sandefur Sr.; children, Lynn and Stanley Evans ...
Donald Tallent, 79, Flowery Branch
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Donald Tallent, age 79, Flowery Branch, who passed away on Friday, January 7, 2011. Funeral Services are pending at this time. Evans F ...
Jeanne Dupont Strickland, 82, Gainesville
Jeanne Dupont Strickland, 82 of Gainesville died January 7, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following and extended illness. A Memorial Mass is set for 11:00 am Tuesday, Ja ...
Lorraine Holden, 83, Gainesville
Lorraine Irene Blaha Holden, 83, of Gainesville passed away Friday January 7, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Private memorial services will ...
Nancy Ann Smith, 45, Gainesville
Nancy Ann Smith, age 45, of Gainesville, Ga died Fri. 1/7. Wimberly & Jackson, Gainesville, 770-536-3251
Sheila McNally Bergen, 92, Gainesville
Sheila McNally Bergen, 92, of Gainesville passed away January 7, 2011.Mrs. Bergen lived in Winter Park, Florida from 1959 through 2005 and was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholi ...
Shirley Raymond Fricks, 91, Gainesville
Shirley Raymond Fricks, age 91, formerly of Atlanta, Georgia, died on Friday, January 7, 2011 at Lanier Village Estates, Gainesville, Georgia, after a prolonged illness. She was bo ...

Lumpkin

Garner Franklin Hester, 77, Dahlonega
Mr. Garner Franklin Hester, age 77, of Dahlonega, GA, died Friday, January 7, 2011 at his home surrounded by his family.Garner was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. ...
'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.