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Local Obits for Thu. Jan 8th, 2009

Forsyth

Mr. Herbert Emory Castleberry, age 92, of Cumming passed away Thursday, January 08, 2009. Mr. Castleberry was a retired farmer and bus driver. He was a life long member and Deaco ...
Mrs. Louella Stancil Chumley, age 82, of Cumming passed away Thursday, January 8, 2009. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by ...
Virgil Nolan MaHaffey, 68, Cumming
Ingram Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Virgil Nolan MaHaffey, age 68, of Cumming who passed away Wednesday, January 07, 2009. Survivors include daughters, Virginia Vittur o ...

Habersham

Frank E. Curtis, 88, Demorest
Whitfield funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest announces the death of Mr. Frank E. Curtis, age 88, of Demorest who died Thursday, January 08, 2009 at his residence following an ext ...

Hall

James M. Rudeseal, 87, Clermont
Strickland Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Rudeseal, age 87, of Clermont who died Thursday, January 08, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after an extended ill ...
Mrs. Mary Lee Freeland Armour Sanders, 68, of Gainesvilledied January 8, 2009.A native of Lumpkin County, she spent most of her life inHall County and was a member of Cool Springs ...

Lumpkin

Cindy Pirkle, 44, Dahlonega
Mrs. Cindy Pirkle, age 44, of Dahlonega, Ga. died Thursday January 8, 2009 at her residence after a long battle with cancer.Cindy was born in Chatham county, she had lived in Lumpk ...

Union

Ruby Nell Abernathy, 76, Blairsville
Mrs.Ruby Nell Abernathy age 76 of Hollow Hill Spur Blairsville passed away on Thursday Jan.8,2009 at her home following an extended illness.Mrs.Abernathy was born on June 9,1932 in ...

White

Doris Brand, 68, McDonough
Mrs. Doris Jane Brand, age 68 of McDonough, passed away Thursday, January 8, 2009 at a private health care center following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for 3 ...
Sprint Car driver Greg Hodnett killed in crash
Sprint Car driver Greg Hodnett has died after a crash Thursday night at BAPS Motor Speedway.
UPDATE: Donald Panoz, entrepreneur and racing innovator, dies at 83
The man who founded Chateau Elan in Braselton and brought Le Mans racing to Hall County has died at the age of 83.
Mac Miller, who collaborated with rap royalty, dies at 26
Rapper Mac Miller, whose lyrics ranged from party raps to songs about depression and drug use, has died at age 26
War hero and presidential candidate John McCain dies at 81
War hero and presidential candidate John McCain dies at 81
Robin Leach of 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous' dies
Robin Leach, whose voice crystallized the opulent 1980s on the TV show "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," has died
Former Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King dies at age 68
A family friend said Ed King, a former guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd who helped write several of the band's hits including "Sweet Home Alabama," has died in Nashville, Tennessee.
Funeral services Saturday for former Winder mayor
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 18 for former Winder Mayor Buddy Ouzts, who died this week at the age of 82.
'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died
Singer Aretha Franklin, the iconic "Queen of Soul" who voiced classics such as "Respect," "Think" and "Chain of Fools," has died at 76.