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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 ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95
Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," has died
Memorial service Saturday for former GHS teacher, coach
A memorial service will be held Saturday for Jean Gruhn, who along with her late husband, Bobby, was a longtime fixture at Gainesville High School, where both served as a teacher and a coach.
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