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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Apr 16th, 2011

Dawson

Frances Georgia Sparrow, 86, Dawsonville
Frances Georgia Sparrow, 86, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday April 16, 2011 at Embracing Hospice following a short illness.Born March 12, 1925 in Preston, Georgia to the late W ...

Forsyth

MADELINE P. KLEIN, 83, Cumming
MADELINE P. KLEIN, 83, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Saturday April 16th, 2011.A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be planned by the family and will be announced once ...

Gwinnett

Kendra Renee Easley, 23, Buford
Kendra Renee Easley, age 23 of Buford, GA died Saturday, April 16, 2011 after an extended illness. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mil ...
Rick Pruett, 56, Sugar Hill
Mr. Rick Pruett, age 54, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2011. He was preceded in death by his father, Dick Pruett. He is survived by his wife of thirty-one ye ...

Habersham

Gerald Douglas Whitmire, 68, Mount Airy
Gerald Douglas Whitmire, age 68, of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2011.Mr. Whitmire was born in Dawson County on May 28, 1942, to the late McKinley and Lula ...

Hall

Mr. Michael Todd Deaton, 44 of Lula, Ga. died Saturday April 16, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Marietta, ...
Philip Henry Wilson, 55, Gainesville
Mr. Philip Henry Wilson passed away on the morning of Saturday, April 16th after suffering a brain aneurysm earlier in the week. He was 55 years old.A celebration of life service w ...

Jackson

Larry Bruce Hembree, 59, Maysville
Larry Bruce Hembree, age 59, of Maysville, GA died Saturday, April 16, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Hembree was born in Jackson County, GA to the late Bruce and Lois Chambers Hembr ...
'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.