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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 ...
Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91
Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, died Sunday at 91 in Las Vegas
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies
Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.
Shaw Carter service is Monday
A memorial service will be held Monday for Shaw Carter, the 24-year-old heart transplant recipient from Gainesville, who battled heart disease and cancer during his lifetime.
Ara Parseghian, won 2 titles at Notre Dame, has died at 94
Ara Parseghian, who won two national titles in 11 seasons as coach of Notre Dame, has died at 94.
Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright, is dead at 73
Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died
Funeral Friday for Ray Jones, prominent Hall County businessman
A prominent Hall County businessman, active in the poultry industry and as a Jackson EMC Board member for many years, will be buried Friday.
Hootie Johnson, former Augusta National chairman, dies
Hootie Johnson, the South Carolina banker and Augusta National chairman who stubbornly stood his ground amid pressure for the club to invite female members, died Friday morning. He was 86...
Funeral services pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley
Funeral services are pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley, a longtime federal court judge for the Northern District of Georgia.