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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 ...
From 'Tom Jones' to 'Skyfall': star Albert Finney dies at 82
British actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of "Tom Jones," has died at the age of 82. Finney's family says he "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side."
John Dingell, longest serving member of Congress, dies at 92
Former Rep. John Dingell, who served nearly six decades in the U.S. House, was hard to typecast
Gainesville realtor, philanthropist Don Carter dies at 86
Don Carter, the founder of Don Carter Realty in Gainesville, died at his home on Thursday, Feb. 7.
Frank Robinson, baseball's fearsome trailblazer, dies at 83
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the 1st black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, dies at 83
Special Master in Georgia-Florida water wars case dies at 88
The man who served for nearly four years as the Special Master overseeing the Georgia-Florida water wars lawsuit has died.
Glen Wood, auto racing pioneer and patriarch, dies at 93
Glen Wood, racing patriarch who had been NASCAR Hall of Fame's oldest living member, dies at 93
Longtime Gainesville dentist, director of Good News Dental Clinic to be remembered at Wednesday service
Memorial services are set for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 for Dr. Edwin Riley "Ed" Burnette, a longtime Gainesville dentist who was the director of Good News Dental Clinic for a number of years.
Broadway legend Carol Channing has died at age 97
Actress Carol Channing, whose career spanned decades on Broadway and on television, has died at age 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll says Channing died of natural causes.