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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jan 13th, 2009

Forsyth

Clara Belle Vernon, 86, Cumming
Ms. Clara Belle Vernon, age 86 and life long resident of Forsyth County, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2009. Ms. Vernon was a member of Piedmont United Methodist Church and was ...
Mary Drew, 96, Cumming
Mary Drew passed away on January 13, 2009 at the grand age of 96. A graduate of Tift College, she served our country in WWII as First Lieutenant in the Marine Corps, then served o ...
Raymond "Pete" Pierce, 71, Cumming
Mr. Raymond "Pete" Pierce, age 71 of Cumming, formerly of Atlanta, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2009 following an extended illness. Pete was well known as an avid poo ...

Habersham

Alawayne Beck Moore, 70, Demorest
Alawayne Beck Moore, age 70 of Demorest, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2009, at Athens Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. A lifetime resident of Habersham Co ...

Hall

Claudine Berry Scroggs, 74, Gainesville
Mrs. Claudine Berry Scroggs, age 74, of Gainesville,Georgia, passed away Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 atNortheast Georgia Medical Center following an extendedillness.Funeral service ...
Donald Emmerich, 80, Gainesville
Donald Eugene Emmerich, age 80, of Belmont Highway, Gainesville, GA passed away January 13, 2009, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Fune ...
Lucille Chandler, 94, Gainesville
Lucille Chandler, age 94, of Broom Road, Gainesville, GA, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral se ...

White

Nancy Cole Courtwright, 76, Cleveland
Registered Nurse and Homemaker, Nancy Cole Courtwright of Cleveland, Georgia. Passed away_Tuesday, January 13 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an illness. She was 76.M ...
Vanessa Dee â, 46, Helen
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'Night Court' star Harry Anderson found dead in home
Anderson was 65.
Nevada sheriff: Radio show host Art Bell dead at 72
Art Bell, a radio host best known for a paranormal-themed nightly show syndicated on hundreds of stations in the 1990s, including WDUN, has died at his home in southern Nevada, authorities said Saturday.
Milos Forman, Oscar-winning director, dies at 86
Milos Forman, a refuge from Czechoslovakia whose American movies "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Amadeus" won a deluge of Academy Awards, including best director Oscars, has died.
Jackson County Chief Magistrate Judge dies after battle with cancer
The Chief Magistrate Judge of Jackson County has died following a battle with cancer.
Anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, prominent anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, has died
Jim Lancaster, former Hall County Fire Battalion Chief, dies at age 70
Jim Lancaster, a former Battalion Chief for Hall County Fire Services, died Thursday.
VIDEO: Legendary voice of Red Elephants, Gainesville icon Walt Snelling left us with incredible memories
Walt Snelling was woven into the very fabric of Gainesville High athletics, as much a part of Big Red as The Rock, City Park or any number of the illustrious athletes and committed coaches to have graced the playing field.
Linda Brown, central figure in school segregation case, dies
As a girl in Kansas, Linda Brown's father tried to enroll her in an all-white school in Topeka. A 1954 decision by the US Supreme Court followed, striking down racial segregation in schools and cementing Linda Brown's place in history. She died Sunday.