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Famous Folks from Dekalb County Georgia

Rebecca Latimer Felton - Nation's first appointed woman U.S. senator, born in Decatur
Brenda Lee (born Brenda Mae Tarpley) - one of the most successful singers of the 60's with hits like Sweet Nothins and I'm Sorry; born in Lithonia.
Ray Stevens - singer and songwriter best known for his humorous, topical country tunes featuring unusual sound effects including Ahab The Arab, Gitarzan and The Streak; born in Clarksdale.

If you have information on more famous people born in Dekalb County Georgia, please mail or email it to us. We will gladly research it and let you know if it is approved and posted.

Paulette C. Mobley
P.O. Box 36
Hiram, Georgia 30141
paulette@valuecom.com

More Famous Georgia Born People!

Ty Cobb (baseball player) - Narrows (Banks County Georgia)
Little Richard (singer) - Macon (Bibb County Georgia)
Charles Coburn (actor) - Macon (Bibb County Georgia)
Juliette Low (founder of Girl Scouts) - Savannah (Chatham County Georgia)
Conrad Aiken (poet) - Savannah (Chatham County Georgia)
Johnny Mercer (composer) - Savannah (Chatham County Georgia)
Stacy Keach (actor) - Savannah (Chatham County Georgia)
Kim Basinger (actress) - Athens (Clarke County Georgia)
Oliver Hardy (of the Laurel & Hardy team) - Harlem (Columbia County Georgia)
Harry James (big band leader & trumpeter) - Albany (Dougherty County Georgia)
Ray Charles (singer) - Albany (Dougherty County Georgia)
Jackie Robinson (baseball player) - Cairo (Grady County Georgia)
Johnny Mize (baseball player) - Demorest (Habersham County Georgia)
Trisha Yearwood (singer) - Monticello (Jasper County Georgia)
Billy Joe Royal (singer) - Valdosta (Lowndes County Georgia)
Blind Willie McTell (blues singer) - Thomson (McDuffie County Georgia)
Claude Akins (actor) - Nelson (Pickens County Georgia)
Alice Walker (author - The Color Purple) - Eatonton (Putnam County Georgia)
Joel Chandler Harris (author - Uncle Remus) - Eatonton (Putnam County Georgia)
Lawrence Fishburne (actor) - Augusta (Richmond County Georgia)
Amy Grant (singer) - Augusta (Richmond County Georgia)
Hulk Hogan (wrestler) - Augusta (Richmond County Georgia)
Jimmy Carter (39th President) - Plains (Sumpter County Georgia)
Otis Redding (singer) - Dawson (Terrell County Georgia)
Joanne Woodward (actress) - Thomasville (Thomas County Georgia)
Burt Reynolds (actor) - Waycross (Ware County Georgia)


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