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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 24th, 2011

Forsyth

Mary Loiuse Wasko, 90, Cumming
Mary Louise Wasko, age 90, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2011 in Wilmington, N.C. No services are planned at this time.

Gwinnett

Guy Stancil, Jr, 85, Lilburn
Guy Stancil, Jr., age 85, of Lilburn, GA., passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at Bill Head Funeral H ...

Habersham

Callie Mae Hanley, 82, Commerce
Mrs. Callie Mae Hanley, age 82, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at her residence. Mrs. Hanley was born in Banks County, GA to the late Charlie and Lula Vaughn Wilba ...
Glenda Ayers Irvin, 64, Demorest
Glenda Ayers Irvin -- age 64 -- of Demorest, GA, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2011, at her residence.Born at the historic Charm House in Clarkesville, GA, on June 04, 1947, Mr ...
Winston Houston Wilbanks, age 70, of Mt Airy, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2011, at his residence.Born in Toccoa, GA on November 1, 1940, he is the son of the late Roy Winslow ...

Hall

Buford Johnson, 85, Gainesville
Mr. Buford Johnson, age 85, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at Autumn Breeze Assisted Living following an extended illnessFuneral services are sched ...
Eunice Taylor Therrel, 91, Atlanta
Eunice Taylor Therrel, age 91, of Atlanta, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at the Cumming Nursing Center, Cumming, GA. Born in Spartanburg, SC, Eunice is preceded in death b ...

Jackson

Mr. Billy Fred Griffin, Sr., age 71, of Athens, GA died Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Griffin was born in Banks County, GA to the late Barnell and Eva Redman Gr ...

Lumpkin

Hattie Bell Garrett, 80, Dahlonega
Hattie Bell Garrett, age 80, of Dahlonega, Ga. died August 24, 2011.She was the daughter of the late William Garrett and Jenny Lynn Seitz Garrett. She was also preceded in death by ...
Thomas Perry Nix, 77, Dahlonega
Mr. Thomas Perry Nix, age 77, of Dahlonega, Ga. died August 24, 2011.He was the son of the late Perry Nix and Lillie Perry Nix. He was also preceded in death by a brother, James Ni ...

White

Myrtle Mae Wike Wheeler, 97, Cleveland
Mrs. Myrtle Mae Wike Wheeler age 97 of Sautee passed away Wednesday August 24, 2011 at Friendship Healthcare following an extended illness.Mrs. Wheeler was born in Rabun County the ...
'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.