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Local Obits for Sun. Apr 12th, 2009

Forsyth

Bessie (Nanny) Samples, 90, Cumming
Mrs. Bessie (Nanny) Samples, age 90 of Cumming, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2009. Mrs. Samples was a charter member of Cumming Baptist Church. She was totally devoted to her fami ...
Nola Lucille Lafon, 74, Cumming
Byars Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Nola Lucille Lafon, age 74, of Cumming, Ga. Services are to be announced.
Phillip Lee Warren, 61, Canton
Mr. Phillip Lee Warren, age 61, Canton, GA passed away Sunday, April 12, 2009. He was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church and was preceded in death by his grandson, Daniel Cart ...

Hall

Carlton Wilburn Stephens, 75, Gainesville
Carlton Wilburn Stephens, age 75 of Imperial Drive, NE, Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.F ...
Harriett Newman Carroll, 96, Marrietta, formerly of Gainesville
Harriett Newman Carroll age 96 of Marietta formerly ofGainesville passed away April 12, 2009.Mrs. Carroll was born January 17, 1913 in Hall County to thelate Harvey and Margaret Me ...
Lincoln Monroe Buffington, 76, Gainesville
Lincoln Monroe Buffington, age 76 of Poplar Springs Road, Gainesville, Georgia passed away Sunday, April 12, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medial Center following an extended illness. ...

Lumpkin

James N. (Jimmy) Chamblee, 71, Dahlonega
On April 3, 2009, James N. (Jimmy) Chamblee, age, 71 passed away at his Dahlonega, Georgia home. Jim had lived with Cancer for 13 ½ years.Jim was born in New Haven, M ...
Julie Mason, 74, Dahlonega
Mrs. Julie Mason age 74, of Dahlonega, GA died Sunday April 12, 2009 at her residence following an extended illness.Mrs. Mason was born in White County, GA Feb. 12, 1935 and had li ...

White

Mr. William ( Billy) Westmoreland age 78 of Cleveland passed away Sunday April 12, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Westmoreland was born in Banks County the ...
Mr. William ( Billy) Westmoreland age 78 of Cleveland passed away Sunday April 12, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Westmoreland was born in Banks County th ...
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