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Local Obits for Sun. Mar 8th, 2009

Forsyth

Daisy Wallace Chester, 82, Alpharetta
Mrs. Daisy Wallace Chester, age 82 of Alpharetta, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 08, 2009. She was a loving mother and grandmother and loved the Lord. She was prece ...
Elizabeth Kate Davis, 86, Cumming
Elizabeth Kate Davis, age 86 of Cumming, Georgia passed away Saturday, March 7th, 2009 at Embracing Hospice. A Graveside Service will be held in Brewton, Alabama. Survivors includ ...

Gwinnett

Nancy Jane Kerr, 78, Lawrenceville
Nancy Jane Kerr, age 78 passed away at Embracing Hospice on Saturday, March 7th, 2009. Nancy retired from St. Joseph Hospital as a medical transcriptionist after 20 years of loyal ...

Hall

E. Louise Richardson Rainwater, age 82, of Country Way, Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2009, at the residence of her son, David Rainwater in Cordele, Georgia fo ...
Yolanda Ann Sagona, 78, Gainesville
Mrs. Yolanda Sagona, age 78, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 6, 2009, at Northside Forsyth Hospital. She was born Oct. 24, 1930, in Brooklyn, N.Y., and was the daughter of ...
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