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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Feb 17th, 2009

Habersham

Gladys Joye Freeman Fritchey, 69, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Gladys Joye Freeman Fritchey, age 69, of Clarkesville, will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2009, at 11:00 AM from the Harvest Christian Church. Pastor Rick ...
Mildred Louise Mote Byrd, 84, Demorest
Funeral services for Mildred Louise Mote Byrd, age 84, of Demorest will be held on Friday, February 20, 2009, at 11:00 AM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Russ Barker and R ...

Hall

Jane Abbey Shurack, 71, Gainesville
Mrs. Jane Abbey Shurack, age 71, of Gainesville, GA (Forsyth County) passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2009. She was born December 25, 1937 and died of lung cancer at The Cohen Ho ...
Michael Douglas Allen, 33, Gainesville
Funeral services for Michael Douglas Allen, age 33, of Gainesville, will be held on Thursday, February 19, 2009, at 11:00 AM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel in Clarkesville. Rev ...
William Clyde â, 85, Lula
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Rabun

Mattie S. Perry McCall, 99, Clayton
Mattie S. Perry McCall, 99, of Clayton, Georgia, died Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at her home.She was born June 7th 1909 in Rabun County to Henry and Mary Duncan Perry. She was emp ...

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Andrew George Tampa, 83, Cleveland
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia, announces the death of Andrew George Tampa, age 83 of Cleveland and formerly of Atlanta, passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2 ...
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