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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 3rd, 2009

Dawson

Terrell Railey, 53, Dawsonville
Terrell Railey, 53, of Dawsonville died Saturday, January 3, 2009 at his residence following a sudden illness.A native of Chamblee, GA, he had lived in Dawson County for the past 1 ...

Forsyth

Dean F. Hoffman, 63, Gainesville
Dean F. Hoffman, age 63 of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, January 3, 2009 at Meadow brook Nursing Home in Tucker, Georgia. A memorial service will be announced at a ...
Ralph E. Cowart, 82, Cumming
Mr. Ralph E. Cowart, age 82, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, January 3, 2009. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and Deacon for over 30 years. Mr. Cowart was also ...

Habersham

Wanda Maxine Collier, 83, Cornelia
Wanda Maxine Collier, age 83, of Cornelia, passed away on Saturday, January 03, 2009.Mrs. Collier was born in Haw-Hatomka, Missouri on July 18, 1925 to the late Walter and Edith Sh ...

Hall

Eugene Allen, 42, Gainesville
Eugene Allen, 42, of Gainesville died Saturday January 3, 2009 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Allen was the son of the late Willie ...

White

William Franklin Holcomb, 74, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. William Franklin Holcomb, age 74 of Cleveland. Mr. Holcomb passed away Saturday, January 03, 2009 at his residence fo ...
Y.D. Thompson, 79, Cleveland
Rev. Y.D. Thompson, age 79, of Cleveland, GA died Saturday January 3, 2009 at the Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, GA following a short illness.Rev. Thompson was born in H ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95
Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," has died
Memorial service Saturday for former GHS teacher, coach
A memorial service will be held Saturday for Jean Gruhn, who along with her late husband, Bobby, was a longtime fixture at Gainesville High School, where both served as a teacher and a coach.
NASCAR’s Ted Christopher passes away in plane crash
NASCAR champion Ted Christopher passed away Saturday after being involved in a plane crash in Connecticut. He was 59.
Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91
Hollywood is mourning the loss of beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton