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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Feb 8th, 2009

Dawson

William J. Jackson, 79, Dawsonville
Mr. William J. Jackson, age 79 of Dawsonville, passed away Sunday, February 8, 2009. Survivors include his wife Kathryn Jackson of Dawsonville; sons and daughter-in-law Paul and Ju ...

Forsyth

James C. Ingram Jr., 50, Cumming
Mr. James C. Ingram Jr., age 50, of Cumming, GA passed away Sunday, February 8, 2009. He was preceded in death by his father, James C. Ingram Sr. Survivors include his mother, L ...

Gwinnett

Hershel Alex Payne, 86, Lilburn
Hershel Alex Payne, age 86, of Lilburn, GA and formerly of the Hollingsworth Community, Banks County, passed away on Sunday, February 8, 2009 at his residence. Mr. Payne was born i ...

Habersham

Jerry Thompson, 83, Clarkesville
Jerry Thompson, age 83, of Clarkesville, GA, died Sunday, February 8, 2009 at his residence.Mr. Thompson was born on September 2, 1925 in Cumming, GA to the late Rafe and Clyde Sam ...

Hall

James Barnett Waters, 63, Gainesville
James Barnett Waters, age 63 of Lighthouse Lane, Gainesville, GA passed away Sunday, February 8, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services ...
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.