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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Apr 7th, 2011

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William Grover Churchwell, 92, Clarkesville
William Grover Churchwell, age 92, of Clarkesville, GA, passed away Thursday April 07, 2011 at his residence.Born on April 03, 1919, in Demorest, GA, he was a son of the late Amos ...

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Billy Joe Berry, 64, Gainesville
Billy Joe Berry, Jr., age 64 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at his residence, after fighting a six month battle with pancreatic cancer. Funeral s ...
Frank B. Youngblood, 83, Gainesville
Surrounded by his loving family, Frank B. Youngblood, of Gainesville, Passed peacefully to his eternal life April 7, 2011. Frank was born January 14, 1928 in Cumming, Georgia to Ef ...
Willie Jay Hill, 76, Gainesville
Home Going Celebration Services for Mr. Willie Jay Hill of Gainesville, Ga. will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2011, 1:00pm at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 4000 Thurmond Tanner Road, ...

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Charles W. Finch, 71, Athens
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Charles Wendell "Chuck" Finch, age 71, of Athens, GA, Redstone Community, who passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2011. Mr. Fi ...

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Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Kenneth Dewayne "Papa Deke" Horton Sr., age 64 of Cleveland. Mr. Horton passed away Thursday, April 07, 201 ...
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Sophia Elaine Sullivan Bryson, age 59 of Cleveland. Mrs. Bryson passed away Thursday, April 07, 2011 at her residenc ...
'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.