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Local Obits for Sun. Apr 5th, 2009

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Ilaben Drajapati, 61, Cumming
Byars Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Ilaben Drajapati, age 61, of Cumming. Memorial services will be announced at a later date.
James B. Melton, 77, Cumming
James B. Melton, age 77 of Cumming, Georgia passed away Sunday, April 5, 2009 at Chestnut Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Cumming, Georgia. Funeral Services will be he ...
Janice Bruce Tolbert, 60, Cumming
Mrs. Janice Bruce Tolbert was born July 8, 1948 and died April 5, 2009 in Cumming, GA. She is survived by her three sons Michael, Bryan, Scott and his spouse Kelli; by three step-d ...
John Thomas Villâ, 36, Cumming
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Mrs. Wynell Ridings Thompson, age 87 of Cumming, passed away Sunday, April 05, 2009. Mrs. Thompson was a member of Longstreet Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husba ...

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James Lewis Hughes, 70, Oakwood
James Lewis Hughes, age 70 of Candlestick Lane, Oakwood, Georgia passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2009 at the Bell Minor Home following an extended illness. Funeral servi ...
Lenton Phagan, 87, 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 ...
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.
NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78
Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78.
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.
Longtime Gainesville journalist Ted Oglesby dies at 84
A longtime Gainesville journalist, who held management positions with both WDUN and The Times, has died at the age of 84.