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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Feb 1st, 2009

Dawson

Elmer I. Hill, 87, Dawsonville
Elmer I. Hill, 87, of Dawsonville died Sunday February 1, 2009 at the Chestnut Ridge Nursing Center following a period of declining health.Born in Queens County, NY, he lived in Da ...

Gwinnett

Tom Ella Juneau, 93, Suwanee
Tom Ella Juneau, 93, of Suwanee, GA died on February 1, 2009. A native of Mississippi, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Ora Mae Lewis. She is also preceded in death by ...

Habersham

Frank Joseph Murray, Jr., 41, Cornelia
Frank Joseph Murray, Jr., age 41 of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, February 01, 2009. Born in Habersham County on November 17, 1967, he was the son of Frank Joseph, Sr. and Geraldi ...

Hall

Donald J.Strickland, 65, Gainesville
Wards Funeral Home announces the death of Donald J."Don" Strickland, 65, of Gainesville. Complete arrangements later By Wards Funeral Home 758 Main St., Gainesville.
Grace L. Chester, 90, Gainesville
Grace L. Chester, age 90, of Tower Heights Road, Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, February 1, 2009 at Lanier Park Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Chester was b ...
Thomas Mitchell Roe, 78, Twin City
Memorial Park Funeral Home announces the death of Thomas Mitchell Roe, age 78, of Twin City, GA on Sunday, February 1, 2009, at his residence after an extended illness. Memorial se ...

Jackson

Dorothy Mae Jessee, 78, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Dorothy Mae Jessee age 78 of Commerce. Survivors include 2 sons DAviid Clonts of Ila, and Robert Douglas Clonts of Commerce, a daughter P ...
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for ALaura Oneda Sorrow Smallwood, age 82, of 133 Spring St. Commerce who died Feb. 1, 2009 at her residence of an extended illness.Survivors i ...

Lumpkin

Mr. Robert Lee (Skinny) Fields, age 82, of Dahlonega, GA died Sunday Feb. 1, 2009 at the Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega.Mr. Fields was a native and lifelong resident of L ...

Stephens

Bradley Eugene Crain, 28, Toccoa
Mr. Bradley Eugene Crain, age 28, of Toccoa Ga. died Sunday, February 1, 2009. He graduated from East Hall High School in 2000. He loved Georgia Tech Football and Wrestling. He wor ...
From 'Tom Jones' to 'Skyfall': star Albert Finney dies at 82
British actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of "Tom Jones," has died at the age of 82. Finney's family says he "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side."
John Dingell, longest serving member of Congress, dies at 92
Former Rep. John Dingell, who served nearly six decades in the U.S. House, was hard to typecast
Gainesville realtor, philanthropist Don Carter dies at 86
Don Carter, the founder of Don Carter Realty in Gainesville, died at his home on Thursday, Feb. 7.
Frank Robinson, baseball's fearsome trailblazer, dies at 83
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the 1st black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, dies at 83
Special Master in Georgia-Florida water wars case dies at 88
The man who served for nearly four years as the Special Master overseeing the Georgia-Florida water wars lawsuit has died.
Glen Wood, auto racing pioneer and patriarch, dies at 93
Glen Wood, racing patriarch who had been NASCAR Hall of Fame's oldest living member, dies at 93
Longtime Gainesville dentist, director of Good News Dental Clinic to be remembered at Wednesday service
Memorial services are set for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 for Dr. Edwin Riley "Ed" Burnette, a longtime Gainesville dentist who was the director of Good News Dental Clinic for a number of years.
Broadway legend Carol Channing has died at age 97
Actress Carol Channing, whose career spanned decades on Broadway and on television, has died at age 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll says Channing died of natural causes.