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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jul 6th, 2011

Forsyth

Gentry Barton, 88, Chestatee
Gentry Barton, 88, died at his beloved rustic home on Lake Lanier in the Chestatee community of Forsyth county July 6th, 2011. Gentry was a retired Regional Sales Manager in Atlant ...
L.T. Meeks, 78, Cumming
L.T. Meeks, 78, of Cumming, GA died on July 6, 2011 at Cumming Manor. Born in Forsyth County, he was the son of the late Vester Edward and Mattie Elnora Meeks. L.T. retired from t ...

Jackson

Herman Verner Sparks, 93, Commerce
Mr. Herman Verner Sparks, age 93, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at Northridge Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Sparks was born in Banks County, GA to the late ...
Robert Lewis Merk, 84, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Robert Lewis Merk, age 84, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2011.Mr. Merk was born in Maysville, Ga. to the late Cl ...

Lumpkin

Tasha Lance, 40, Dahlonega
Ms. Tasha Lance, age 40, of Dahlonega, GA died Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at her home.Tasha was born Feb. 17, 1971 in Marion, Ohio. She had lived in Dahlonega for the past 15 years an ...

White

Elwanda Crumley, 78, Cleveland
Mrs. Elwanda Crumley, Age 77, of Cleveland, passed away at Kathy's Personal Care Home following an extended illness. Mrs. Crumley was born on February 26, 1934 to the late Roy ...
'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.