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Local Obits for Tue. Jan 6th, 2009

Forsyth

Donald McGill, 65, Suwanee
Mr. Donald McGill, age 65, of Suwanee, GA (Forsyth County), passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2008. He was cremated and no services are scheduled at this time. Ingram Funeral Home ...
Lillian Butterfield, 100, Alpharetta
Byars Funeral Home, Cumming, Ga. announces the death of Lillian Butterfield, age 100 of Alpharetta, GA.Services are pending at this time and will be announced. Online condolences ...
Michael Scott Hansen, 33, Tallahassee, Fl
Michael Scott Hansen, 33, of Tallahassee, Fl passed away on January 6, 2009. Scott was born January 1, 1976 in Atlanta to Butch and Mary Anne Hansen. His mother preceded him in de ...

Hall

Dr. H.E. Valentine, 91, Gainesville
Dr. Herbert Edward (Herb) Valentine, Jr. passed away TuesdayJanuary 6, 209 at home with his family. He was born August25, 1917, at his home place in Valentines, Virginia. Hegraduat ...
Pat Whitehead, Gainesville
A celebration of the life of Patricia "Pat" Whitehead of Gainesville will be held 11:00 am Saturday January 10, 2009, in the Chapel of Wards Funeral Home. Pastor Alan Mor ...

Jackson

Evelyn Waldrip Purgason, 72, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Evelyn Waldrip Purgason, 72, of Commerce who died Tuesday at BJC Hospital in Commerce. Born in Gwinnett County, she was the daughter of th ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Michael "Mike" Ledford, age 56, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, January 6, 2009. Mr. Ledford, born in Clark ...
Lucille Jordan Saxon, 90, Lumberton, NC
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Lucille Jordan Saxon of Lumberton, NC who died Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation in Elizabethtown, NC. She was ...
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
Hall County's first fire chief dies at 72
Larry Williams, who was the first chief of the Hall County Fire Department, died Thursday at his home in Maysville.
Janice Riley, longtime head of Ninth District Opportunity, dies
The funeral will be held Saturday for Janice Riley, longtime executive director of Gainesville-based Ninth District Opportunity, who died earlier this week following a brief illness.
Tommy Irvin, longtime Georgia agriculture chief, dies at 88
​Former Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin, whose four decades in office made him one of the longest-serving statewide officials in U.S., died at the age of 88, the department he once ran confirmed Friday.
'Cheers' actor, radio host Jay Thomas dies at 69
A publicist for Jay Thomas says the actor and radio host has died at 69