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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jul 1st, 2012

Habersham

Mr. Joseph Bertie "Joey" Smith, 56 of Demorest passed away on Sunday, July 1 at the Habersham Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Smith was born in Stephens ...

Hall

Ross J. Pendley, 97, Buford
Ross J. Pendley of Buford, GA passed away on June 30, 2012. Mr. Pendley was born on November 25, 1914 in Forsyth County, GA and was 97 years old. Mr. Pendley was a watch repairman ...
Vaughn "Little John" Little, 92, Flowery Branch
Vaughn "Little John" Little, age 92 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at his residence following a brief illness. Funeral servi ...

Stephens

James Palmer Boyd, 73, Toccoa
Mr. James Palmer Boyd, age 73, of Toccoa, passed away, Sunday, July 1, 2012 at his home. Born April 30, 1939 in Lyons, GA, he was a son of the late James Harrison and Bertha Lou Wo ...

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Guy Edward Gerrin, 80, Cleveland
Guy Edward Gerrin, age 80 of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Gerrin was born August 9, 1931 in Habersham County to the late Les ...
'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.