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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 9th, 2009

Forsyth

Donald Earl Smith, 70, Cumming
Donald Earl Smith, age 70 of Sugar Hill, Georgia passed away Thursday, April 9, 2009 at Northside/Forsyth Hospital in Cumming, Georgia. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Smith of ...
Edward Nichols, 59, Woodstock, Georgia
Byars Funeral Home of Cumming announces the death of Mr. Edward Nichols, age 59, of Woodstock, Georgia who died Firday, April 03, 2009. Arrangements for the memorial service are in ...

Gwinnett

Nokram Parray, 58, Dacula
Nokram Parray, age 58 of Dacula Georgia died Thursday, April 9, 2009 after a brief illness. Funeral service will be held Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 9:00 AM at Hamilton Mill Memori ...

Habersham

John Purcell, 74, Cornelia
John Purcell, age 74, of Cornelia, GA passed away Thursday, April 09, 2009.Mr. Purcell was born July 15, 1934 in Stephens County, GA to the late Mr. C.C. and Addie Cash Purcell. He ...

Hall

David Hawthorne, 80, Gainesville
Mr. G. David Hawthorne passed away peacefully in his sleepin the early morning hours of April 9/09 after a lengthy andcourageous battle with cancer and parkinsons.He is survived by ...

Jackson

Gary Dean Lee, 57, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death ofDr. Gary D. Lee, age 57, of Jefferson, who passed away Thursday, April 9, 2009. Gary is remembered for loving 4 things: His Lord and Savi ...

Lumpkin

Bobby and Jeanette Mixon, 70, Dahlonega
Bobby L. Mixon, age 72 and his wife, Jeanette M. Mixon, age 70, of Dahlonega, GA died Thursday April 9, 2009 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Lumpkin County.Mr. ...

White

Dewey Max Barrow, 43, Austell
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Dewy Max Barrow, age 43 of Austell. Mr. Barrow passed away Thursday, April 9, 2009 at his residence following a sudde ...
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.
'Gong Show' creator Chuck Barris dies at 87
Game show impresario Chuck Barris has died at 87. Barris, the madcap producer of "The Gong Show" and "The Dating Game," died of natural causes Tuesday afternoon at his home in Palisades, New York
Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90
Chuck Berry, the rock 'n' roll founder who defined its joy and rebellion in "Johnny B. Goode" and other classics, has died in St. Charles County, Missouri, west of St. Louis
C.W. Davis, former Hall Co. Schools Supt. and founder of Lanierland Basketball Tournament, dies
C.W. Davis, a longtime Hall County educator, former superintendent of Hall County Schools and founder of the Lanierland Basketball Tournament, died Saturday.
Co-founder of Georgia-based Waffle House chain dies at 97
​Waffle House co-founder Joseph Wilson Rogers Sr., who went from short-order cook to co-founder of one of the nation's largest restaurant chains, has died. He was 97.
Founder of Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic dies
Dr. Henry S. Jennings, a retired longtime Gainesville physician and founder of the Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic, has died.
Former Oakwood City Council member dies
A woman who served on the Oakwood City Council for 15 years before stepping down two years ago will be buried Saturday.