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Local Obits for Thu. Jan 7th, 2016

Forsyth

Gary A. Grizzle, 66, Cumming
Gary A. Grizzle, age 66, of Cumming passed away peacefully Thursday, January 7, 2016 surrounded by his loving family and many friends.  A life-long resident of Forsyth County, ...
Tommie Emmett Allen, 81, Cumming
            Mr. Tommie Emmett Allen, age 81 of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Embracing Hospice followi ...
Michael George Formon, Sr. passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at the age of 72. Michael was born and raised in Stratford and Bridgeport Connecticut and graduated from Notre D ...

Habersham

Eugene Frady, 86, Mt. Airy
  Eugene Louis “Gene” Frady, age 86 of Mt. Airy, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2016. Born in Mt. Airy, Georgia on March 2, 1929, he was a son of the late ...
Bonnie Rose Gilliam, 74, Clarkesville
Bonnie Rose Gilliam, age 74 of Clarkesville, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2016. Born in Habersham County on March 17, 1941, she was a daughter of the late L.C. and Myrtle Sm ...

Hall

Roy Bryant Denton, 74, Gainesville
Mr. Roy Bryant Denton, age 74, of Gainesville, GA died Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mr. Denton was born in Homer to the late Buford and Floy ...
Edward Henry Rowe, 87, Gainesville
January 7th 2016, it was on this very day that the heavens opened up and God himself reached down his hands and welcomed home an angel.  Edward Henry Rowe was born April 25 19 ...
Catherine Sanford, 99, Gainesville
Catherine Sanford, 99, of Gainesville, passed away January 7, 2016. Mrs. Sanford was born January 12, 1925 in Argyle, MI. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Sa ...
Agnes L. Slaton, 90, Flowery Branch
Agnes L. Slaton, 90, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday January 7, 2016. Funeral service will be 3:30 p.m. Saturday, January 9, 2016 in the chapel of Little & Davenport ...
William Daniel (Bill) Strickland, loving husband, father and grandfather, born September 14, 1929 to Daniel and Inez Strickland, passed away January 7th with his family by his side ...
Rev. Cecil Thomas, 76, Gainesville
Rev. Cecil Thomas, 76, passed away surrounded by his family at his home on January 7, 2016.   Rev. Thomas was born March 5, 1939 in Hall County where he resided most of ...
  Edith Virginia (Ginny) Flockhart Trieb, age 88, died peacefully on January 7, 2016 at Lanier Village Estates, Gainesville Georgia, surrounded by her family.  She had ...

Jackson

Margaret Pardue, 90, Talmo
Margaret Pardue, 89, of Talmo passed away on January 7, 2016 at Northridge Hospital.   Born in Gainesville, GA. on June 18, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Bill a ...
Larry Joe Pethel, Sr., 74, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Larry Joe Pethel, Sr. age 74, of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, January 7, 2016.  Mr. Pethel was born in Ta ...

Stephens

Faye Brady Russell, 74, Toccoa
Mrs. Faye Brady Russell, age 74 of 1590 Ridgemore Drive, Toccoa, GA, passed away Thursday January 7,2016 at the Stephens County Hospital.   A daughter of the late Finus ...
'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.