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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 ...
Funeral services Friday for officer who helped establish Hall County SWAT team
Funeral services have been scheduled for Lt. Bob McMahan, a 23-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office, who was instrumental in setting up the SWAT team for the department.
'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57
Stephen Hillenburg, whose daffy animated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' became an international hit, dies at 57.
Wayne Abernathy, Hall County businessman and state Board of Public Safety member, dies
A Lula man, who operated a number of businesses in Gainesville and Cleveland during his lifetime and served more than 35 years on the state Board of Public Safety, has died.
Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, has died
Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century, has died. He was 85
NASCAR legend David Pearson dies at age 83
David Pearson, winner of three NASCAR premier series championships, has died at the age of 83. Winner of 105 races in just 574 starts – second most to fellow...
Mari Hulman George, Indy's quiet pioneer, dies at 83
Mari Hulman George, auto racing's 'quiet pioneer' who ordered Indy drivers to start their engines, dies at 83
Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey dies at 80
Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and long arms, has died at 80
Funeral services set for Wednesday for former Gainesville police chief
Retired Gainesville Police Chief Jerry Harrison Forrester died Monday at the age of 72.