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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Dec 5th, 2009

Habersham

Mary Elizabeth Hornsby Bloodworth, age 85, of Clarkesville, GA, passed away Saturday, December 5, 2009. Mrs. Bloodworth was born on July 26, 1924, in Fulton County, GA to the late ...
William Jefferson â, 89, Mt. Airy
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Hall

Calvin Floyd Smith, 82, Gainesville
Mr. Calvin Floyd Smith, 82 of Imperial Drive, Gainesville died Saturday December 5, 2009 at his residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Smith was the son of the late Joh ...
Diane Elinor Whitaker, 71, Murrayville
Diane Elinor Whitaker, 71, of Murrayville, GA, (formerly of Pine Island and Seminole, FL) passed away peacefully December 5, 2009 following a brief illness. Her husband, Carl, chil ...
Frankie C. Young, 49, Gainesville
Frankie C. Young, age 49, of Gainesville, Ga died Saturday, December 5, 2009. He was preceded in death by his father Frank D. Young and is survived by his mother Mamie L. Young, da ...
John Emory Griffin, 89, Gillsville
Mr. John Emory Griffin, 89 of Gillsville died Saturday December 5, 2009 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifetime resident of Hall County, Mr. Griffin was the son of the ...

Jackson

Clara Louise Wright, 89, Commerce
Mrs. Clara Louise Wright, age 89, of Commerce, GA died Friday December 5, 2009 at her residence. Mrs. Wright was born in Jackson County to the late, Morgan and Mamie Maley Wilhite ...
John Martin Herbert, 84, Hoschton
Mr. John Martin Herbert, age 84, of Hoschton, Ga. died Saturday December 5, 2009 at his residence. Mr. Herbert was born in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin. He had lived in Granville, ...

Lumpkin

Sarah B. Kuhn, 86, Dahlonega
Mrs. Sarah B. Kuhn, age 86, of Dahlonega, Ga. died Saturday December 5, 2009 at her residence. Mrs. Kuhn was born in LeCanto, Florida. She had lived in Saginaw, Michigan for severa ...

Rabun

Henry Carr Belew, 94, Clayton
Henry Carr Belew, 94, of Clayton, died December 5, 2009, at his home. Mr. Belew was born in Johnson City, Tennessee December 29, 1914 to William Withers Belew and Kate Sue Carr Bel ...

White

R.B. Ramey, 84, Helen
Mr. R.B. Ramey age 84 of Helen passed away Saturday December 5, 2009 at the Gateway Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Ramey was born October 25, 1925 in Habersham County to th ...
Funeral services Friday for officer who helped establish Hall County SWAT team
Funeral services have been scheduled for Lt. Bob McMahan, a 23-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office, who was instrumental in setting up the SWAT team for the department.
'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57
Stephen Hillenburg, whose daffy animated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' became an international hit, dies at 57.
Wayne Abernathy, Hall County businessman and state Board of Public Safety member, dies
A Lula man, who operated a number of businesses in Gainesville and Cleveland during his lifetime and served more than 35 years on the state Board of Public Safety, has died.
Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, has died
Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century, has died. He was 85
NASCAR legend David Pearson dies at age 83
David Pearson, winner of three NASCAR premier series championships, has died at the age of 83. Winner of 105 races in just 574 starts – second most to fellow...
Mari Hulman George, Indy's quiet pioneer, dies at 83
Mari Hulman George, auto racing's 'quiet pioneer' who ordered Indy drivers to start their engines, dies at 83
Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey dies at 80
Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and long arms, has died at 80
Funeral services set for Wednesday for former Gainesville police chief
Retired Gainesville Police Chief Jerry Harrison Forrester died Monday at the age of 72.