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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 21st, 2011

Forsyth

Ben Steven Lankford, 57, Cumming
Mr. Ben Steven Lankford, age 57, of Forsyth County, passed away Friday, October 21, 2011.He was retired from Plumbers and Steam Fitters, Local #72, of Atlanta, GA. Ben was an avid ...

Gwinnett

R.W., 73, Buford
R.W. "Cotton" Holmes, age 73 of Buford, GA died Friday, October 21, 2011 after an extended illness. Cotton was preceded in death by his wife, Karen Holmes. Children, Keit ...

Hall

Billy Henry Cannon, 76, Gainesville
Reverend Billy Henry Cannon, age 76, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Friday, October 21, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. Funeral services will be hel ...
Brian Clay Holbrook, 35, Buford
Brian Clay Holbrook, age 35 of Buford, passed away on Friday, October 21, 2011 at Grady Hospital, Atlanta, following injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Funeral ...
Dorothy Mae McDonald, 83, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Dorothy Mae McDonald, age 83, of Flowery Branch passed away October 21, 2011. Funeral Services will be held 5:00pm Sunday, October 23, 2011 from the Chapel of Memorial Park S ...

Jackson

William Clarence Lacey, 65, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home Commerce announces services for William Clarence Lacey 65 of Commerce who died Friday night. Survivors include a son William Bradley Lacey of Commerce and a daug ...

Lumpkin

Lynne Brown Pyle, 79, Dahlonega
Lynne Brown Pyle, 79, of Dahlonega died on Thursday, October 21, 2011. She was born in Ocilla, Georgia to the late Robert King Brown and Mabel Sanders Brown and graduated from the ...

Rabun

Martha Jane Blackstock, 86, Clayton
Mrs. Martha Jane Blackstock, age 86, of Clayton, Georgia passed away Friday, October 21, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Graveside services will ...
Murlene Cox, NA, Clayton
Ms. Murlene Cox of Clayton, Georgia passed away on October 21, 2011.Complete arrangements to be announced by Memorial Park Funeral Home Gainesville, Georgia. 770-287-8227.

White

Howard Goodger, 95, Cleveland
Howard Gentle Goodger, age 95 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, October 21, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Goodger was born November 25, 1915 in Boliver, T ...
'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.