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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 ...
Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dead from pneumonia complications
Dan Gurney, the first driver to win in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Gurney began racing in 1955 and won in nearly every racing series he attempted.
Keith Jackson, sportscaster with 'Whoa, Nelly! call, dies
Keith Jackson, the down-home voice of college football for more than 5 decades, dies at 89
Former Clermont City Council member 'Ma' Rogers has died
Mary Ellen "Ma" Rogers, the oldest Clermont City Council member until she was defeated in a re-election bid four years ago, has died.
NHRA Drag Racing legend Bob Glidden passes away
Bob Glidden, one of the most dominant forces in the history of NHRA Drag Racing, died on Sunday, December 17.
Former Atlanta Falcons great Tommy Nobis dies at 74
Tommy Nobis, the first player ever drafted by Atlanta in 1966 and a hard-hitting linebacker who went on to spent his entire 11-year career with the Falcons, has died after an extended illness at age 74
Jim Nabors, Gomer Pyle on 'Andy Griffith Show,' dies at 87
Jim Nabors, who played Gomer Pyle on TV's "The Andy Griffith Show," has died at 87
Big-haired ‘White Knight of Soul’ Wayne Cochran dies at 78
​Wayne Cochran, the “blue-eyed soul” singer known for his towering pompadour, has died of cancer at his Florida home, according to his son Christopher Cochran. He was 78.
NASCAR Hall of Famer, World War II vet Bud Moore dies at 92
NASCAR Hall of Famer Bud Moore, a World War II veteran awarded five Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars, has died. He was 92.