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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 ...
Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe dies at 92
Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died
Chanel: Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died
Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died
From 'Tom Jones' to 'Skyfall': star Albert Finney dies at 82
British actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of "Tom Jones," has died at the age of 82. Finney's family says he "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side."
John Dingell, longest serving member of Congress, dies at 92
Former Rep. John Dingell, who served nearly six decades in the U.S. House, was hard to typecast
Gainesville realtor, philanthropist Don Carter dies at 86
Don Carter, the founder of Don Carter Realty in Gainesville, died at his home on Thursday, Feb. 7.
Frank Robinson, baseball's fearsome trailblazer, dies at 83
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the 1st black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, dies at 83
Special Master in Georgia-Florida water wars case dies at 88
The man who served for nearly four years as the Special Master overseeing the Georgia-Florida water wars lawsuit has died.
Glen Wood, auto racing pioneer and patriarch, dies at 93
Glen Wood, racing patriarch who had been NASCAR Hall of Fame's oldest living member, dies at 93