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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 ...
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.
Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87
Helmut Kohl, the physically imposing German chancellor whose reunification of a nation divided by the Cold War put Germany at the heart of a united Europe, has died
Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69
Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to superstardom, has died at age 69