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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Nov 24th, 2009

Dawson

Earnest Hamilton Fields, 55, Talking Rock
Mr. Earnest Hamilton Fields, age 55 of Talking Rock, passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2009. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his father J. C. Fields and br ...

Habersham

Bessie W. Miller, 84, Clarkesville
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia, announces the death of Bessie W. Miller, age 84 of Clarkesville, passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2009, at Habersham County ...
Walter Franklin Holcomb, 85, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Walter Franklin Holcomb, age 85, of Clarkesville, will be held on Friday, November 27, 2009, at 11:00 AM from the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Clarkesville. Dr ...

Hall

Bessie Mae Cox, 79, Buford
Memorial Park announces the death of Bessie Mae Cox, age 79 of Buford. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Gertrude Williams Ballew, 93, Gainesville
Gertrude Williams Ballew, age 93, of Stringer Avenue, Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at Willow Wood Nursing Home following an extended illness.Funeral servi ...
Nancy Roberts Buchanan, 63, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Nancy Roberts Buchanan, 63, of Flowery Branch, Georgia passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at ...
Peggy Joyce â, 72, Gainesville
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Tammy Renee Emmett, 40, Gainesville
Tammy Renee Emmett, age 40, of Gillsville Highway, Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at her residence following a courageous battle with cancer.Funeral services a ...
Vernie Fay Martin, 70, Gainesville
Vernie Fay Martin, age 70 of Crow Road, Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Graveside ...
Walter Brogar Chambers, Sr., 80, Gainesville
Walter Brogar Chambers, Sr., age 80, of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Fri ...

Lumpkin

Joan LeClair Jackson, 79, Dahlonega
Mrs. Joan LeClair Jackson, age 79, of Dahlonega, GA died Tuesday November 24, 2009.A native of New Rochelle, New York, Joan had lived in Dahlonega since 1999. She was a homemaker. ...
Pauline Smith Ravan, 84, Dahlonega
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Pauline Smith Ravan, age 84 of Dahlonega. Mrs. Ravan passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2009 following a period of de ...

Towns

James William Ward, Sr., 85, Columbus
Dr. James William Ward, Sr., 85, of Columbus, GA died Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at his residence.A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, November 28, 2009 at St. Paul Un ...
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
Hall County's first fire chief dies at 72
Larry Williams, who was the first chief of the Hall County Fire Department, died Thursday at his home in Maysville.
Janice Riley, longtime head of Ninth District Opportunity, dies
The funeral will be held Saturday for Janice Riley, longtime executive director of Gainesville-based Ninth District Opportunity, who died earlier this week following a brief illness.
Tommy Irvin, longtime Georgia agriculture chief, dies at 88
​Former Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin, whose four decades in office made him one of the longest-serving statewide officials in U.S., died at the age of 88, the department he once ran confirmed Friday.
'Cheers' actor, radio host Jay Thomas dies at 69
A publicist for Jay Thomas says the actor and radio host has died at 69