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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Oct 20th, 2011

Dawson

Vonell Edmondson Chastain, 71, Dawsonville
Vonell Edmondson Chastain, 71, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday October 20, 2011 at her residence following a sudden illness.Born September 13, 1940 to the late Vergil and Mary ...

Habersham

Lillie Glover Land, 85, Cornelia
Lillie Glover Land, age 85, of Cornelia, Georgia, and formerly of Columbus Mississippi, passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2011, at a local medical center. Mrs. Land was born in ...

Hall

Charles Glenn Grier, 77, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00a.m. Saturday October 22, 2011 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Charles Glenn Grier age 77 of Gainesville. The Rev. Peggy Wage ...
Rev. Charles Howard Collins age 82 of Lula passed away Thursday Oct. 20, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Rev. Collins was born in Blairsville ...
JoAnn Heath Padgett, 53, Gainesville
Ms. JoAnn Heath Padgett, age 53, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, October 20, 2011 at Northeast Medical Center. A memorial service is scheduled for 7:00 pm Monday, O ...
Katie Ray Chester, 80, Gainesville
Katie Ray Chester, age 80 of Gainesville, Ga died Friday, October 21, 2011. Service will be held Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 2pm at the Rucker Memorial Church, 2251 Floyd Road, ...
W. Byron Turk, 94, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 22, 2011 at St. Paul United Methodist Church for W. Byron Turk, 94, of Gainesville.The family will receive friends at ...

Lumpkin

Judith Ann Tisdale, 64, Dahlonega
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Judith Tisdale, beloved wife and partner of William Tisdale who left for an adventure with our Lord in Heaven after ...
'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.