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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 ...
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
Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91
Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, died Sunday at 91 in Las Vegas
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies
Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.