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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 16th, 2009

Banks

R.L. Funderburk, 77, Maysville
Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00pm on Sunday, January 18, 2009 at Pond Fork Baptist Church for R.L. Funderburk, age 78, of Maysville. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. ...

Dawson

Wayne Grogan, 88, Dawsonville
Wayne Grogan, 88, of Dawsonville died Friday January 16, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness.A lifelong resident of Dawson County, Mr. Grogan was a retired poultry ...

Forsyth

Ivan Franklin Holbrook, 80, Cumming
Mr. Ivan Franklin Holbrook, age 80, of Cumming, Ga., passed away Friday, January 16, 2009 at his home. Mr. Holbrook was born on October 30, 1928 in Forsyth County. He was the son ...
Mrs. Tempie Boling Williams, age 87, of Cumming, GA passed away Friday, January 16, 2009. She was a retired kindergarten teacher and a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Ch ...
Oscar Romo, 79, CUMMING
In 1965 when Oscar Romo came to the Atlanta-based Home Mission Board (now North American Mission Board), the Southern Baptist Convention was a rather bland-looking denomination, e ...

Gwinnett

Albert C. Auttonberry, 81, Snellville
Albert C. Auttonberry, age 81 of Snellville, GA, died Friday, January 16, 2009 after an extended illness. Graveside Service will be held Monday, January 19, 2009 at 1:00 PM at Ham ...

Habersham

Hazel Lorene McCollum Fisher, 82, Clarkesville
Hillside Memorial Chapel announces the death of Mrs. Hazel Lorene McCollum Fisher, age 82, of Clarkesville who passed away Thursday, January 15, 2009 at Heritage Health Care. Funer ...

Hall

Alvin Cecil Sosebee, age 54 of Lula, Georgia passed away on Friday, January 16, 2009 following injuries received from an Auto Accident. Mr. Sosebee was born in Habersham County, G ...
Winnie Mae (Sears) Peck, 94, Gainesville
Winnie Mae (Sears) Peck, age 94, resident of Gainesville, GA, passed to her eternal rest Friday, January 16, 2009. She was a member of the Baptist faith and was a homemaker. She ...

Jackson

Martha T. Wiley, 82, Carnesville
Ivie Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Martha T. Wiley, age 82, of Carnesville, Georgia, who died Friday, January 16, 2009 at the BJC Hospital in Commerce.Born in Morgan Cou ...
‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81
Singer Bill Withers has died
Joseph Lowery, civil rights leader and MLK aide, dies at 98
The Rev. Joseph E
Harlem Globetrotters great Curly Neal dies at 77
Fred “Curly” Neal, the dribbling wizard who entertained millions with the Harlem Globetrotters for parts of three decades, has died
Henry Skipper, former Flowery Branch mayor, dies at 96
Henry Skipper, a former mayor and city councilman for the city of Flowery Branch, died Tuesday at the age of 96.
Singer, actor, 'The Gambler': Kenny Rogers dies at 81
Actor-singer Kenny Rogers, who embodied “The Gambler” persona and whose musical career spanned jazz, folk, country and pop, has died at 81
Former dean at Gainesville College dies
A former dean at what was then Gainesville College, Steve Gurr, has died at the age of 78.
Lyle Waggoner, foil on 'The Carol Burnett Show,' dies at 84
Lyle Waggoner, who played comic foil on “The Carol Burnett Show," has died
'Exorcist' actor Max von Sydow dies at age 90
Max von Sydow, the self-described “shy boy”-turned-actor who played the priest in the horror classic “The Exorcist,” has died