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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 6th, 2009

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Michelle Almond, 38, Winder
Miss Michelle Almond, age 38 of Winder, passed away Friday, February 6, 2009 following an extended illness. Survivors include her mother Margaret Roberts of Dahlonega; father and s ...

Dawson

Cleve Bruce, 73, Dawsonville
Cleve Bruce, 73, of Dawsonville died Friday February 6, 2009 at the Chestnut Ridge Nursing Center following a period of declining health.A lifelong resident of Dawson County, Mr. B ...

Forsyth

Essie Mae Smith Mathis, 96, Gainesville
Mrs. Essie Mae Smith Mathis, age 96, of Gainesville, GA (Forsyth County) passed away Friday, February 6, 2009. She was the oldest female member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. ...

Gwinnett

James N. Bowe, 80, Buford
James N. Bowe, age 80 of Buford, Georgia, died Friday, February 6, 2009.Graveside service will be held Monday, February 9, 2009 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Gardens, Buford ...

Habersham

Mary Coarsey Tyson, 87, Mt. Airy
Mrs. Mary Coarsey Tyson age 87 of Mt. Airy passed away Friday February 6, 2009 at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Tyson was born in Tift County ...
Ruby Lee Tomlin Cantrell, 92, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Ruby Lee Tomlin Cantrell, age 92, of Clarkesville, will be held on Sunday, February 8, 2009, at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel in Clarkesville. Rev ...

Hall

Aurora Ayala, 71, Alpharetta, Ga
Byars Funeral Home anoounces the death of Aurora Ayala, age 71 of Alpharetta Ga.. Funeral services will be held at 6pm on Monday at St. Brendan Catholic Church.

Jackson

Paul Edgar Christian, 68, Jefferson
Mr. Paul Edgar Christian, age 68, of Jefferson GA, died Friday Febuary 6, 2009 at St. Maryâ

White

Louise Gilreath Free, 76, Cleveland
Mrs. Louise Gilreath Free, age 76 of Cleveland, Mrs. Free passed away Friday, February 6, 2008 at her residence following a sudden illness. Mrs. Free was born in Gainesville Ga. o ...
Maurice James Starling, 76, Sautee Nacoochee
Mr. Maurice James Starling age 76 of Sautee Nacoochee passed away Friday February 6, 2009 at Chestatee Regional Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Starling was born in Tam ...
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
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.