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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, ...
Funeral services Friday for officer who helped establish Hall County SWAT team
Funeral services have been scheduled for Lt. Bob McMahan, a 23-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office, who was instrumental in setting up the SWAT team for the department.
'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57
Stephen Hillenburg, whose daffy animated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' became an international hit, dies at 57.
Wayne Abernathy, Hall County businessman and state Board of Public Safety member, dies
A Lula man, who operated a number of businesses in Gainesville and Cleveland during his lifetime and served more than 35 years on the state Board of Public Safety, has died.
Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, has died
Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century, has died. He was 85
NASCAR legend David Pearson dies at age 83
David Pearson, winner of three NASCAR premier series championships, has died at the age of 83. Winner of 105 races in just 574 starts – second most to fellow...
Mari Hulman George, Indy's quiet pioneer, dies at 83
Mari Hulman George, auto racing's 'quiet pioneer' who ordered Indy drivers to start their engines, dies at 83
Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey dies at 80
Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and long arms, has died at 80
Funeral services set for Wednesday for former Gainesville police chief
Retired Gainesville Police Chief Jerry Harrison Forrester died Monday at the age of 72.