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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 20th, 2009

Forsyth

Alvan Haywood Williams, 89, Cumming
Mr. Alvan Haywood Williams, age 89 of Cumming, Georgia passed away Friday, February 20, 2009 at his residence. Services are pending and will be announced. Online condolences may ...
Mildred Beam Albright, 87, Doraville
Mrs. Mildred Beam Albright, age 87, of Doraville, GA passed away Thursday, February 19, 2009. She was a very sweet lady who retired from K-Mart in 1985 and was a member of the Goo ...

Habersham

Flora Nell Black, 81, Cornelia
Flora Nell Black, age 81, of Cornelia, Georgia, died Friday, February 20, 2009 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Black was born on July 10, 1927 in Habersham County, G ...

Hall

Frank Vetrano Jr., age 62, of Old Cornelia Highway, passed away Feb. 20, 2009 at the Northeast Ga. Medical Center following a brief illness. Frank was self employed and owner of G ...
Juanita Hawkes, 88, Gainesville
Juanita S. Hawkes, age 88 of East Main Street, Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, February 20, 2009 at Winder Health Care following a brief illness. Funeral services ar ...
Luis Ralph Ullrich, Sr., 83, Gainesville
Luis Ralph Ullrich, Sr., 83, of Gainesville, GA passed into eternal rest on February 20, 2009 after a long and courageous fight. The son of the late Luis and Meta Ullrich, he was ...
William Jacob Snyder, 74, Gainesville
William Jacob Snyder, age 74 of Little Circle, Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, February 20, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funer ...

Lumpkin

Lawton Waters, 71, Dahlonega
Mr. Lawton Waters, age 71, of Dahlonega, died Friday February 20, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. Mr. Waters was born in Dawson County. He was precede ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
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