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Local Obits for Wed. Sep 28th, 2011

Dawson

Eula Idelle Evans, 96, Dawsonville
Eula Idelle Evans, 96, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday September 28, 2011 at Gold City Convalescent Center following a period of declining health.Born December 15, 1914 in Ha ...

Forsyth

Donna Jean Edgil, 73, Cumming
Donna Jean Edgil, age 73, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2011. She attended River of Life Church of God. Donna was a medical receptionist for over 35 years worki ...

Gwinnett

Bessie Herrera, 92, Lawrenceville
Bessie Herrera, age 92 of Lawrenceville, GA died Wednesday, September 28, 2011 after an extended illness.Funeral Service will be held Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton ...

Habersham

Carrenia Pritchett Bonds, age 92 formerly of Baldwin, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2011, at Habersham Home following an extended illness.Born on November 26, 1918 in Banks ...
Willard B. Garrison, 84, Cornelia
Willard B. Garrison, age 84, of Cornelia, GA, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at Habersham County Medical Center.Born in Banks County on September 08, 1927, he was a son ...

Hall

Burl Jackson Word, 85, Flowery Branch
Burl Jackson Word, husband of 57 years to Ruby Word, father of three, grandfather of eight, and friend or relative to many, died unexpectedly of natural causes on Wednesday, Septem ...
Isabelle Jackson, 76, Gainesville
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 1, 2011 in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Mrs. Isabelle Jackson, 76 of Gainesville who passed a ...
Mattie Belle Duncan, 88, Gainesville
Little & Davenport Funeral Home announces the death of Mattie Belle Duncan, 88, of Gainesville. Complete arrangements will be announced later.Those wishing to send online condo ...
Ralph J. Swafford, Gainesville
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces memorial services for Ralph J. Swafford of Gainesville who passed away on Wednesday at the Kindred Hospital in Atlanta. Born in Gwinnett Cou ...
Samuel Henry Forbes, 84, Gainesville
Little & Davenport Funeral Home announces the death of Samuel Henry Forbes, 84, of Gainesville. Complete arrangements will be announced later.Those wishing to send online condo ...

Jackson

Eugene Halski, 91, Talmo
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Eugene "Gene" Halski, age 91, who died peacefully Wednesday September 28, 2011 at his assisted living residence in Athens. Liste ...
'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.