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Local Obits for Fri. Jun 26th, 2009

Banks

Alda Latrey Williams Moody, age 92, of Alto, Georgia, died Friday, June 26, 2009 at a private care facility. Mrs. Moody was born on February 4, 1917 in Habersham County, Georgia to ...

Dawson

Charles Rodney Cash, 46, Dawsonville
Charles Rodney Cash, 46, of Dawsonville passed away peacefully on Friday June 26, 2009 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health.Mr. Cash had l ...

Forsyth

Danny Hicks, 51, Cumming
Rev. Danny Hicks, age 51 of Cumming, passed away Friday, June 26, 2009. Danny was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church and a former Pastor of Buffington Baptist Church. He was So ...
Mac Cleveland Holbrook, 68, Cumming
Mr. Mac Cleveland Holbrook, age 68 of Cumming, passed away Friday, June 26, 2009. He was a member of Bethelview United Methodist Church and was preceded in death by his parents, De ...

Habersham

John Paul Tomblin, 76, Demorest
Ret. MSgt John Paul Tomblin, age 76 of Demorest, passed away Friday, June 26, 2009, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Born in Sand Fork, West Virgi ...
Memorial services for Kenneth Harold Bower, Sr., age 84, of Demorest, will be held Friday, July 10, 2009, at 9:00 AM, from St. Mark Catholic Church.Mr. Bower passed away June 26, 2 ...

Hall

Emmanuel Drew Holland, 21, Gainesville
Emmanuel Drew Holland, age 21, passed away June 26, 2009 at the North East GeorgiaMedical Center following a sudden illness. He was born July 20, 1987 in Gainesville, Ga.He was a s ...
Shirley Strong, 79, Gainesville
Shirley Grogan Strong passed away Friday June 26, 2009, after valiantly battling cancer. Shirley was born in Dawson County, the daughter of the late Homer and Anice Grogan. Her col ...

White

Emmett Lamar King, 65, Cleveland
Mr. Emmett Lamar King, age 65, of Cleveland, Ga. died Friday June 26, 2009 at Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, Ga.Mr. King was a native of Anniston, Alabama who had lived ...
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