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Local Obits for Sat. Mar 21st, 2009

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Earl Willard Sorrells, 81, Cumming
Earl Willard Sorrells, 81, of Cumming, GA died at his home on March 21, 2009. A native of Mississippi, he lived for many years in North Little Rock, AR he was the son of the late ...
Valentine Winkelman, Jr. , age 87, of Alexander City, Alabama, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2009 at Embracing Hospice, Cumming, GA.He was born on February 2, 1922 to Valentine W ...

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Mrs. Frances Gillespie Jones, of Flowery Branch age 78, passed away in Rome Ga. Saturday, March 21, 2009, She was a faithful servant to our lord Jesus Christ She was a member of M ...
Gregory John Oâ, 51, Gainesville
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Howard William Parson, 73, Gainesville
Mr. Howard William Parson, age 73, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, March 21, 2009.Mr. Parson loved his family.He loved construction work and working with concrete.He was a Uni ...
Jeannette "Jetty" N. Sheeder, born in Bradenton, FL on January 16, 1927 to the late Dorothy Andrews Northrup and Lewis Samuel Northrup, passed away after a long illness o ...
Susan Thompson, 84, Gainesville
Susan Virginia Thompson, age 84 of Lantern Drive, Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. ...
Susan Virginia Thompson, 84, Gainesville
Susan Virginia Thompson, age 84 of Lantern Drive, Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.Graves ...
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