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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jan 20th, 2009

Dawson

Clark Irvin III, 53, Dawsonville
Mason & Ward Funeral Home of Gainesville announces the death of Mr. Clark Irvin III, of Dawsonville who passed from this life after an extended illness January 20, 2009. Clark ...

Forsyth

Mrs. Betty Blanche Boone Abbott, age 77, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2009. A foster parent for many years, Mrs. Abbott was a member of the Church of Christ in Rip ...
Valentine Gelinas, 89, Atlanta

Gwinnett

Cecil Heard, 84, Cecil Heard
Cecil Heard, 84, of Buford passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2009. Funeral services will 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 23 in the Chapel of Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory. ...

Hall

Dwight Allen Olson, 79, Gainesville
Dwight Allen Olson of Gainesville passed away in his home on January 20, 2009 at the age of 79. Mr. Olson is preceded in death by his wife of nearly 60 years, Bernice Evelyn Quint ...
Jeffrey Paul Griffin, 43, Gainesville
Mr. Jeffrey Paul Griffin, age 43, of Gainesville, died Tuesday, January 20, 2009. Jeffrey loved his family very much and enjoyed spending time with them and friends. He was a Unite ...
Lula O Hearn, 94, Gainesville
Memorial Park announces the death of Mrs. Lula O'Hearn, age 94, of Gainesville, Ga.
Lula Sayne Oâ, 94, Oakwood
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William Rogers Head, 80, Clermont
Strickland Funeral Home announces funeral services for William Rogers Head of Clermont. Mr. Head was born on February 8, 1928 and passed away January 20, 2009 at his home.Services ...

Jackson

Robert E. Johnson Sr., 94, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Robert E. Johnson Sr. age 94 of Commerce . Services 2 P.M. Friday from the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home with Rev. Henry Webb officiating wi ...

Lumpkin

Lois King Early, 88, Dahlonega
Mrs. Lois King Early, age 88, of Dahlonega, GA died Tuesday January 20, 2008 following a brief illness.Mrs. Early, known by members of her family as â
'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.