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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 ...
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
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.