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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 27th, 2013

Forsyth

Robert Leon McCann, 83, Cumming
Robert Leon McCann, age 83, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013. Bob loved flying and had logged over 19,000 hours. He enjoyed traveling, boating, sailing and the break ...

Gwinnett

Mr. Benjamin L. (Benny) Smith, age 67, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2013 after a two-year battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jackie Smi ...
Benny Smith, 67, Buford
Mr. Benny Smith, age 67, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2013 after a two-year battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jackie Smith Davis; and ...

Hall

Annie M. Addison, 90, Gainesville
Annie M. Addison, age 90 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013 at New Horizons Lanier Park.Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, July 29, 2013 at 3:30 pm in the ...
Anthony Poole, 43, Gainesville
Home Going Services for Mr. Anthony Poole age 43 of Gainesville, GA will be held Thursday, August 1, 2013, 1:00 pm at Saint Paul United Methodist Church, 705 Summit Street SE Gaine ...
Janice Purcell Gaddy, 59, Gainesville
Mrs. Janice Purcell Gaddy, 59, of Gainesville died Friday July 26, 2013 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Janice was a graduate of Gainesville High School Class ...
Paul Earl "Corky" Kennedy, 69, Gainesville
Mr. Paul Earl "Corky" Kennedy, 69 of Gainesville died Saturday July 27, 2013 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. At the families request Mr. Kennedy will be cremat ...

Other

Gloria Patricia Evans, 79, Marietta
Gloria Patricia Evans retired Registered Nurse, Medical Assistant, Teacher age 79, died July 26th after a lengthy battle with lung cancer. Born in Canton, Mrs. Evans lived in Marie ...
Peggy Jean North, 80, Atlanta
Peggy Jean North, born July 6, 1933 in Enigma, Georgia, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse Floyd Summer and Li ...
'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.