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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 ...
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.
Longtime Gainesville journalist Ted Oglesby dies at 84
A longtime Gainesville journalist, who held management positions with both WDUN and The Times, has died at the age of 84.
'Gong Show' creator Chuck Barris dies at 87
Game show impresario Chuck Barris has died at 87. Barris, the madcap producer of "The Gong Show" and "The Dating Game," died of natural causes Tuesday afternoon at his home in Palisades, New York
Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90
Chuck Berry, the rock 'n' roll founder who defined its joy and rebellion in "Johnny B. Goode" and other classics, has died in St. Charles County, Missouri, west of St. Louis
C.W. Davis, former Hall Co. Schools Supt. and founder of Lanierland Basketball Tournament, dies
C.W. Davis, a longtime Hall County educator, former superintendent of Hall County Schools and founder of the Lanierland Basketball Tournament, died Saturday.
Co-founder of Georgia-based Waffle House chain dies at 97
​Waffle House co-founder Joseph Wilson Rogers Sr., who went from short-order cook to co-founder of one of the nation's largest restaurant chains, has died. He was 97.
Founder of Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic dies
Dr. Henry S. Jennings, a retired longtime Gainesville physician and founder of the Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic, has died.
Former Oakwood City Council member dies
A woman who served on the Oakwood City Council for 15 years before stepping down two years ago will be buried Saturday.