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Local Obits for Sun. Feb 1st, 2009


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...
A life: Hawking defied ALS to become pre-eminent physicist
Word by painstaking word, Stephen Hawking produced a masterwork of popular science that outlined his vision of time, the universe and humanity's place within it
William Henry Trotter Bush was brother, uncle of presidents
William Henry Trotter Bush, a wealthy investor and the brother and uncle of presidents, has died
Former Hall County Juvenile Court judge David Fox dies at age 70
David Fox, a longtime Gainesville attorney and a former Hall County Juvenile Court judge, died unexpectedly Monday.
Evangelist Billy Graham, who reached millions, dies at 99
​The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99.
Former Banks Co. probate judge, county commissioner dies
A former Banks County probate judge and county commissioner, Milton Dalton, has died following an extended illness.
Daughter: Popular crooner Vic Damone dies in Florida at 89
Family members say crooner Vic Damone has died in Florida at the age of 89
Memorial service set for Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere
DEMOREST — Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere will be remembered in a memorial service at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Atlanta.
Head of state educators group dies; was former Forsyth Co. schools superintendent
Dr. Allene Magill, executive director of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators and former schools superintendent in Forsyth County, died unexpectedly at her home Saturday.