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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. May 1st, 2009

Banks

Sharolyn Reed Griffin, age 61, of Alto, Banks County, GA passed away Friday, May 01, 2009 at her residence. Ms. Griffin was born on February 1, 1948 in Athens GA. She was preceded ...
Sudie Lee Kesler Blalock, 90, Maysville
Sudie Lee Kesler Blalock, age 90 of Banks County, passed away April 30, 2009 at BJC Nursing Home. Mrs. Blalock was born on September 3, 1918 in Banks County, GA to the late Georg ...

Forsyth

C.W. "Bud" White, 79, Gainesville
McDonald and Son Funeral Home of Cumming announces the death of Mr. C.W. "Bud" White, age 79, of Gainesville, Georgia who went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 30, ...
Rufus Lafayette Cole, Jr. 90, of Decatur, GA passed away Friday, May 1, 2009 at Crawford W. Long Hospital, Atlanta, GA.Rufus retired from the US Army in 1962 with the rank of Major ...

Gwinnett

Peter Joseph Maida, 53, Suwanee
Peter Joseph Maida, 53, of Suwanee, GA passed on May 1, 2009. A native of Stamford, CT, he was the son of the late Catherine and Armand Maida.Mr. Maida was a graduate of Sacred He ...

Habersham

James Logan Wilbanks, 89, Mt. Airy
James Logan Wilbanks, age 89, of Mt. Airy, GA passed away Friday, May 1, 2009. Mr. Wilbanks was born in June 15, 1919 in Stephens County to the late Robert Baker Wilbank ...

Hall

Wanda Jean Bailey, 51, Gainesville
Wanda Jean Bailey, age 51 of Stephens Road, Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Friday, May 1, 2009 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral services will be announce ...

Jackson

Wilda Harvil, 89, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death ofWilda Harvil, age 89, of Commerce, who passed away on Friday, May 1, 2009. Ms. Harvil, born in Jackson County, was a daughter of the late, ...
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
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