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Obituary Archive
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 ...
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