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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 ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
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