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Local Obits for Wed. Oct 19th, 2011

Banks

Odus H. Morris, 79, Maysville
Mr. Odus H. Morris, age 79 of Maysville, GA died Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Morris was born in Acworth to the late, Henry Lee and Leecy Morris. Mr. Morris ...
Ms. Shirley McAllister Evans, age 69, of Homer, GA died Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Ms. Evans was born in Charlotte, NC to the late Robert and ...

Dawson

Avery D. Holbrook, 74, Dawsonville
Avery D. Holbrook, age 74, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday October 19, 2011. Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday October 22, 2011 in the chapel of Little and Davenpo ...

Forsyth

Shirley Ussery, 73, Cumming
Shirley Ussery, age 73, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2011. She is preceded in death by her husband, Garland Ussery.Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, ...

Hall

Michael Patrick Cooley, 33, Gainesville
Michael Patrick Cooley, age 33, of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2011. Michael loved hockey and University of Michigan Wolverine football. Survivors include his w ...

Jackson

Larry J. Parker, 68, Commerce
Mr. Larry J. Parker, age 68, of Commerce passed away October 19, 2011 following a brief illness. Funeral Services will be held 1:00pm Sunday, October 23, 2011 from the Chapel of Me ...
'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.