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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Feb 28th, 2009

Banks

Ethel Evans Morgan, 84, Homer
Mrs. Ethel Evans Morgan, age 84, of Homer, who passed away on Friday, February 27, 2009. Mrs. Morgan, born in Jackson County, was a daughter of the late, Fletcher Evans and the la ...
Roy E. Broome, 81, Homer
Roy E. Broome, age 81, of Homer, GA passed away on Friday, February 27, 2009.Mr. Broome was born in Jackson County, Commerce, GA, on January 20, 1928 to the late F.E. and Mamie Lee ...

Forsyth

Grace Echols, 88, Cumming
Mrs. Grace Echols, age 88, of Cumming, GA passed away Saturday, February 28, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Jake Echols and grandson, Mitchell Echols ...

Gwinnett

Rev. Lance R. Sperring, 65, of Buford, died Saturday, February 28, 2009, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 7, 20 ...
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