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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Dec 18th, 2009

Forsyth

Mary H. Griffin, 70, Cumming
Mary H. Griffin, age 70 of Cumming, passed away Friday, December 18, 2009 at her home. She is survived by her daughter, Jean (Doug) Haney of Cumming; son, Daren Griffin of Doravill ...

Hall

Charles Thomsen, 96, Murrayville
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Vance Dock Lewallen, 77, Gainesville
Mr. Vance Dock Lewallen, 77, of Gainesville died December 18, 2009. A native of Habersham County, Mr. Lewallen lived most of his life in Hall County. He was a member of Pine Grove ...

Jackson

Thomas Fayne Johnson, 46, Jefferson
Thomas Fayne Johnson, age 46 of Jefferson, Georgia passed away on Friday, December 18, 2009 in Gwinnett County, Georgia. Mr. Johnson was born in South Carolina, the son of Mr. ...

Lumpkin

Peter Venture, 98, Dahlonega
Peter Venture, age 98, of Dahlonega, GA died December 18, 2009.Peter was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Ritzie Venture.Peter was baptized in July 1942 and was appointed a dir ...
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