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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Feb 7th, 2009

Banks

George Mason, 69, Homer
George Mason, age 69, of Banks County, Georgia, died Saturday, February 7, 2009 at his residence.Mr. Mason was born on November 12, 1939 in Homer, Georgia to the late John and Carr ...

Forsyth

Amelia (Amy)
Mr. John Richard (Dick) Yates, age 84 of Cumming, passed away Saturday, February 7, 2009. Mr. Yates was a Navy Veteran of World War II where he received a Purple Heart. During his ...
Lawrence (Larry) Geld, 80, Cumming
Mr. Lawrence (Larry) Geld, age 80 of Cumming, passed away Saturday, February 7, 2009. Mr. Geld was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the A ...
Mary Jayne Erdman, 89, Cumming
Mrs. Mary Jayne Erdman, age 89, of Cumming, GA passed away Saturday, February 7, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward A. Erdman; daughter-in-law, Miriam R. Siewe ...

Habersham

Betty Jean Gunn Davis, 64, Clarkesville
Betty Jean Gunn Davis, age 64 of Clarkesville, passed away Saturday, February 7, 2009, at Habersham Medical Center following a sudden illness. Born in Habersham County on December ...

Hall

Annie Ruth Johnson, 66, Gainesville
Mrs. Annie Ruth Johnson Hayden, 66, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, February 7, 2009 at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesvil ...
Annie Ruth Johnson Hayden, 66, Gainesville
Annie Ruth Johnson Hayden, age 66 of Boone Street, Gainesville, GA passed away Saturday, February 7, 2009 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral service ...
Helen Frances Ogle, 86, Murrayville
Helen Frances Ogle age 86 of Murrayville passed away Saturday Feb. 7, 2009 at the Gold City Nursing Home following an extended illness. Miss Ogle was born January 26, 1923 in Hall ...
Mary S. Hart, 86, Gainesville
Mrs. Mary S. Hart 86, of Gainesville passed away Saturday February 7, 2009 surrounded by her loving family. Services will be held Tuesday February 10th at 2:00 at Timber Ridge Bapt ...
William R. Gignilliat, 90, Gainesville
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Jackson

Rickey Westbrooks, 54, Carnesville
Rickey Westbrooks, age 54 of Carnesville, passed away Saturday, February 07, 2009. Born in Jackson County on September 29, 1954, he was the son of the late Billy Joe and Violet Bra ...

Lumpkin

Jimmy Foster, 66, Dahlonega
Jimmy Foster, 66, of Dahlonega died Saturday, February 7, 2009 at Chestatee Regional Hospital following a period of declining health.Mr. Foster was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin C ...
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