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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 ...
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
Hall County's first fire chief dies at 72
Larry Williams, who was the first chief of the Hall County Fire Department, died Thursday at his home in Maysville.
Janice Riley, longtime head of Ninth District Opportunity, dies
The funeral will be held Saturday for Janice Riley, longtime executive director of Gainesville-based Ninth District Opportunity, who died earlier this week following a brief illness.
Tommy Irvin, longtime Georgia agriculture chief, dies at 88
​Former Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin, whose four decades in office made him one of the longest-serving statewide officials in U.S., died at the age of 88, the department he once ran confirmed Friday.
'Cheers' actor, radio host Jay Thomas dies at 69
A publicist for Jay Thomas says the actor and radio host has died at 69