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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Jan 9th, 2009

Dawson

Lester Emory Dashner, Jr., 65, Dawsonville
Ingram Funeral Home of Cumming announcs the death of Mr. Lester Emory Dashner, Jr., age 65, of Dawsonville who passed away Thursday, January 08, 2009. Mr. Dashner was preceded in d ...

Forsyth

CoClaudia Burel Rainwater, 73, Sugar Hill
McDonald and Son Funeral Home of Cumming announces the death of Mrs. CoClaudia Burel Rainwater, age 73, of Sugar Hill, Georgia, formerly of St. Peterburg, Florida, who passed away ...

Habersham

Jack Russell Porter, 70, Cornelia
Mr. Jack Russell Porter, age 70 of Cornelia passed away on Friday, January 09, 2009 at his residence.Born in Loganville, Georgia on March 02, 1938, he was a son of the late Wilkins ...
Louise Landers Dill, 84, Mt. Airy
Louise Landers Dill, age 84 of Mt Airy, passed away Friday, January 9, 2009 Heritage Healthcare of Toccoa following an extended illness. Born in Habersham County on April 23, 1924, ...
Sammy D. Kemp, 56, Clarkesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 4:30pm on Sunday, January 11, 2009 at Yellow Creek Baptist Church for Sammy D. Kemp, age 56, of Clarkesville. Burial will be in the Church Cemet ...

Hall

John William McCutcheon, 66, Clermont
Strickland Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John William McCutcheon, age 66, of Clermont who died Thursday, January 08, 2009 at his residence.Memorial services will be held ...
Little & Davenport Funeral Homes announces the death of Virginia Ruth Peavley-Jones of Gainesville who passed away on January 9, 2009. Complete arrangements will be announced l ...

Jackson

Montine Lavonia Wilson, 86, Commerce
Mrs. Montine Lavonia Wilson, 86, of 3243 Blacks Creek Church Road, Commerce died Friday, January 9, 2009 at her residence of an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late ...
Mrs. Patti Harrell Adams, 54, Hoschton
Mrs. Patti Harrell Adams, age 54, of Hoschton, passed away on Friday, January 9, 2009. Mrs. Adams, born in Augusta, Georgia, was a daughter of the late, William Samuel Harrell and ...

Lumpkin

Judy Ann Cole, 48, Dahlonega
Banister Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Judy Ann Cole, age 48, of Dahlonega who died Wednesday, January 07, 2009 at North Fulton Regional Hospial. Mrs. Cole was born in D ...

Rabun

Joe Legge, 65, Dillard
Joe Legge is well known in Dillard, Ga. and throughout the folk art world. His journey through various mediums was a life long adventure, and he mastered many. Born in Decatur, IL ...
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