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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Apr 3rd, 2009

Banks

Nelson W. Lewallen, 76, Baldwin
Mr. Nelson W. Lewallen, age 76 of Baldwin passed away on Friday, April 03, 2009 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville following a brief illness. Born in Banks Coun ...

Dawson

Ollie Pruitt, 72, Dawsonville
Mrs. Ollie Pruitt, age 72 of Dawsonville, passed away Friday April 3, 2009 following an extended illness. Survivors include her husband Skid Pruitt of Dawsonville; children Wayne a ...

Forsyth

Jane T. Ishol, 77, Cumming
Ellen Jane Tisdale Ishol of Cumming, Georgia, died December 16, 2008. She was 77.Mrs. Ishol was born in Gainesville, Florida, where she spent much of her life. She often spoke fo ...
Ruth Pruitt, 90, Cumming
Mrs. Ruth Pruitt, age 90 of Clinton, MS, formerly of Cumming, passed away Friday, April 3, 2009.Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 10:00 pm at Ingram Funeral H ...

Gwinnett

Velma Lewis, 87, Alpharetta
Mrs. Velma Lewis, age 87 of Alpharetta (Cherokee County), passed away Friday, April 3, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband Olen S. Lewis and son, Danny Lewis. Survivors ...

Habersham

Neal Caudell, 51, Alto
Neal George Caudell, age 51, of Alto, GA, died Friday, April 3, 2009 at the Habersham County Medical Center.Mr. Caudell was born on December 31, 1957 in Habersham County, Georgia. ...
Nelson Lewallen, 76, Baldwin
Nelson Lewallen, age 76, of Baldwin, GA passed away on April 3, 2009 at local medical center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Whitfield Funeral ...

Hall

Emily Light Carey, formerly of Gainesville
Emily Light Carey,formerly of Gainesville,died March 8, 2009 in Arkansas. Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 4, 2009 at Ward's Chapel.Ward's Fun ...
Grace Martin Phagan, 86, Gainesville
Joint funeral services were held for Mr. Lenton Phagan, age 87 who passed away Sunday April 5th, 2009 and also for his wife of 65 years, Mrs. Grace Martin Phagan, age 86, who passe ...

White

Barbara Jeanette Lyerla, 72, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Barbara Jeanette Lyerla of Cleveland. Mrs. Lyerla passed away Friday, April 3, 209 at her residence following an extended illness ...
Garvice Paul Elliott, 86, Cleveland
Mr. Garvice Paul Elliott age 86 of Cleveland passed away Friday April 3, 2009 at a relativeâ
Ginger Lee Seabolt, 40, Cleveland
Mrs. Ginger Lee Seabolt age 40 of Cleveland passed away Friday April 3, 2009. Mrs. Seabolt was born in Richland County SC. She was a homemaker and member of Antioch Baptist Church ...
Mary Sue Bettis Grizzle, 80, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Mary Sue Bettis Grizzle, age 80 of Cleveland. Mrs. Grizzle passed away Friday, April 03, 2009 at a private nursing h ...
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