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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 ...
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