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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 16th, 2013

Banks

Horace F. Carlan, 77, Homer
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Horace F. Carlan 77 of Homer who died Feb. 16,2013. Survivors include a sister Linda Hanley of Ila, Ga. and several nieces and nephews.Fun ...

Forsyth

Nancy Sue Wolfe Spence, 71, Cumming
Nancy Sue Wolfe Spence, 71, of Cumming, Georgia, died February 16, 2013 with her family and friends by her side. Nancy, born in Cumming, Georgia was a devoted wife of 52 years, mot ...

Gwinnett

Nancy Ellen Simmons, 96, Buford
Mrs. Nancy Ellen Simmons, age 96, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty years, Hoyt Simmons; son-in-law, Morg ...

Habersham

Valerie Lathan Galloway, 74, Mt. Airy
Valerie Lathan Galloway, age 74 of Mt. Airy, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2013, at her residence.Born in Habersham County on June 29, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Daw ...

Jackson

Estelle Irvin Abernathy, 92, Jefferson
Estelle Irvin Abernathy, 92, of Melvin Phillips Rd Jefferson GA passed away Saturday February 16, 2013 at Willow Wood Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services w ...
Mary Ellen Sorrow, 84, Nicholson
Mrs. Mary Ellen Sorrow, age 84 of Nicholson died Saturday, February 16, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Sorrow was born in Nicholson to the late, Otha and Ruby Crawford Archer. Mrs. ...
Mary Frances Snelling Bowlan of Commerce died February 16, 2013. Mrs. Bowlan was born July 24, 1929 in Wilkes County, Georgia. She was the youngest of seven children of Edwin Dav ...

Lumpkin

Jocelyn Cochran Kendall, 75, Dahlonega
Jocelyn Cochran Kendall, age 75, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at her residence.Jocelyn is the daughter of the late O.L. and Elizabeth Cochran. She ...

White

Sebrena Jean Grizzle, 44, Armuchee, GA, formerly of Dahlonega
Sebrena Jean Grizzle, age 44, of Armuchee, GA, formerly of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome, GA.Mrs. Grizzle was pr ...
'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.