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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, ...
Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe dies at 92
Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died
Chanel: Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died
Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died
From 'Tom Jones' to 'Skyfall': star Albert Finney dies at 82
British actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of "Tom Jones," has died at the age of 82. Finney's family says he "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side."
John Dingell, longest serving member of Congress, dies at 92
Former Rep. John Dingell, who served nearly six decades in the U.S. House, was hard to typecast
Gainesville realtor, philanthropist Don Carter dies at 86
Don Carter, the founder of Don Carter Realty in Gainesville, died at his home on Thursday, Feb. 7.
Frank Robinson, baseball's fearsome trailblazer, dies at 83
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the 1st black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, dies at 83
Special Master in Georgia-Florida water wars case dies at 88
The man who served for nearly four years as the Special Master overseeing the Georgia-Florida water wars lawsuit has died.
Glen Wood, auto racing pioneer and patriarch, dies at 93
Glen Wood, racing patriarch who had been NASCAR Hall of Fame's oldest living member, dies at 93