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Local Obits for Mon. May 13th, 2013

Dawson

Rex Junior Wilson, 57, Dawsonville
Rex Junior Wilson, 57, of Dawsonville, GA died on May 13, 2013. Born in Dahlonega, GA he was the son of the late Albert Wilson and Grace Ford. His stepfather, Henry Ford also pre ...

Forsyth

John Francis Morton, 81, Cumming
John Francis Morton, 81, of Cumming, GA, went to be with his Heavenly Father May 13, 2013. Johnny lived most of his life in Bristol, TN, where he was a long-time member of Central ...

Habersham

Robert Eugene Groemminger, 66, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Robert Eugene Groemminger, age 66, of Clarkesville will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Fr. Jose Luis Her ...

Hall

Ralph Thomas "Tom" Raymond Powers, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...

Jackson

Mr. Theron Thomas (Junkman) Burton, age 73, of Commerce, GA died Monday, May 13, 2013. Mr. Burton was born in Lilburn, GA to the late James Walter and Leila Bell Bagwell Burton. ...

White

Powell Ayers, 67, Cleveland
Powell Gean Ayers, age 67 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, May 13, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Ayers was born September 22, 1945 in Cleveland, GA to the late Noel and Mary Lou Sarg ...
'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.