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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 ...
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.
NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78
Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78.
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
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.