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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 ...
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.