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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 4th, 2014

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Wake Leon Davidson, 74, Alto
Wake Leon Davidson, age 74, of Alto, Georgia, passed away suddenly on Friday, July 4, 2014 at the residence.Mr. Davidson was born on May 18, 1940 in Alto, Georgia to the late Earl ...

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Danny Spear, 49, Gainesville
Mr. Danny Spear, age 49, of Gainesville passed away Friday, July 4, 2014 at his residence with family, following an extended illness.Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, ...
Doris "Dot" Burkett, 70, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Sunday July 6, 2014 at Pine Crest Baptist Church for Doris "Dot" Burkett, age 70 of Gainesville. The Dr. Mike Williams and Dr ...
Kathryn Jackson Palmer, 80, Clermont
Kathryn Jackson Palmer, age 80 of Clermont, passed away on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Graveside services are scheduled ...
Willard D. Kanady, 62, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2014 in the chapel of Wards Funeral Home for Willard Dean Kanady, 62, of Gainesville. Interment will follow in Hillsid ...
'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.