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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 6th, 2012

Hall

Timothy Lee Fortenberry, 58, Gainesville
Timothy Lee Fortenberry, age 58 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at Gateway Healthcare & Rehab, Cleveland, following an extended illness. ...
Eddie Swansey, 51, Flowery Branch
Eddie Swansey, 51 of Flowery Branch died Thursday September 6, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Eddie was employed at Wrigley' ...
Ruth Katherine Coker, 85, Oakwood
Ruby Katherine Coker, age 85 of Oakwood, passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral ...

Stephens

Mr. Henry Johnson Brown, Jr., "Papa Brown" age 82, of Toccoa, died Thursday, September 6, 2012 at his home. Born June 18, 1930 in Toccoa, he was a son of the late Henry J ...
'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.