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Local Obits for Sun. Jun 28th, 2009

Forsyth

Arnold David â, 62, Cumming
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Lydia Bennett Walls, 85, Cumming
Mrs. Lydia Bennett Walls, age 85 of Cumming, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2009. Mrs. Walls was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clar ...

Habersham

Dean L. Strickland, Sr., 71, Cornelia
Dean L. Strickland, Sr., age 71, of Cornelia, Georgia, died Sunday, June 28, 2009 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Mr. Strickland was born on March 1, 1938 in Monroe County, ...
Sammy Joe Davis, 62, Cornelia
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Sammy Joe Davis, age 62, of Cornelia, formerly of Pendergrass, who passed away on June 28, 2009. He was born on November 17, 1946 in Clark ...

Hall

Mrs. Edith Longino Little, 76 of Roswell formerly ofGainesville died Saturday June 27, 2009.Mrs. Little retired from Fulton County as a school busdriver and worked with the Atlanta ...
Lynda Alene Cobb Villyard, 60, Gainesville
Lynda Alene Cobb Villyard, age 60, of Price Rd., Gainesville, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following extended illness.Funeral service are s ...

Rabun

Grover Irwin Coleman, 61, Rabun Gap
Grover Irwin Coleman, 61, of Rabun Gap, GA, went home to Glory at his residence on Sunday, June 28, 2009.He was a lifelong resident of Rabun County and was the son of Carlton Colem ...
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