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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Nov 1st, 2009

Forsyth

Barbara Jean Turner, 70, Forsyth
Mrs. Barbara Jean Turner, age 70 and a life long resident of Forsyth County passed away Sunday, November 1, 2009. She was a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church and a dedicated mot ...
Mrs. Pearl Florence Chastain, age 91 of Cumming, passed away Sunday, November 1, 2009. Mrs. Chastain was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Dawsonville for over 70 years ...
Ruth Lipscomb Wallace, 90, Cumming
Mrs. Ruth Lipscomb Wallace, age 90 of Cumming, GA passed away Sunday, November 1, 2009. She was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husban ...

Hall

Nellie Jane Davis, 98, Gainesville
Mrs. Nellie Jane Davis, age 98, of Gainesville Mill Community died Sunday November 1, 2009 at a private nursing home following an extended illness.Funeral Services will be held at ...
Asa Downs, 34, Oakwood
Asa Downs, 34, of Oakwood died Sunday November 1, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.Born May 2, 1975 in Jacksonville, Florida, he had lived in Oak ...
Mr. William (Al) Alfred Sosebee, Jr. of Flowery Branch, Georgia, passed away Sunday, November 01, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are schedule ...
Willie Ree Shockley, 81, of Lula passed away Sunday November 1, 2009 at The Oaks of Sawnee View Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Wednesday ...

Jackson

Leornard Lee Purdy Jr., 62, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Leonard Lee Purdy, Jr., 62, of Commerce who dies early Sunday morning at BJC Hospital. Born in Fayetteville, NC, he was the son of the late ...

Lumpkin

Mr. Edward Garrett Dunson Sr., age 71, of Dahlonega, GA died Sunday Nov. 1, 2009 at the Northeast Georgia medical Center in Gainesville, GA following an extended illness.Mr. Dunson ...
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.
Longtime Gainesville journalist Ted Oglesby dies at 84
A longtime Gainesville journalist, who held management positions with both WDUN and The Times, has died at the age of 84.
'Gong Show' creator Chuck Barris dies at 87
Game show impresario Chuck Barris has died at 87. Barris, the madcap producer of "The Gong Show" and "The Dating Game," died of natural causes Tuesday afternoon at his home in Palisades, New York
Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90
Chuck Berry, the rock 'n' roll founder who defined its joy and rebellion in "Johnny B. Goode" and other classics, has died in St. Charles County, Missouri, west of St. Louis
C.W. Davis, former Hall Co. Schools Supt. and founder of Lanierland Basketball Tournament, dies
C.W. Davis, a longtime Hall County educator, former superintendent of Hall County Schools and founder of the Lanierland Basketball Tournament, died Saturday.
Co-founder of Georgia-based Waffle House chain dies at 97
​Waffle House co-founder Joseph Wilson Rogers Sr., who went from short-order cook to co-founder of one of the nation's largest restaurant chains, has died. He was 97.
Founder of Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic dies
Dr. Henry S. Jennings, a retired longtime Gainesville physician and founder of the Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic, has died.