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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jun 6th, 2009

Banks

Joel Tench, 62, Alto
Dr. Joel Tench, age 62 of Alto, passed away on Saturday, June 06, 2009 at his residence following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on December 12, ...

Dawson

Malcolm Lamar Roper, 94, of Pavo, GA, formerly of Dawsonville, died Saturday June 6, 2009 at Golden Living Nursing Home in Thomasville, GA. Born March 28, 1915 in Dawson County, h ...

Forsyth

Susan Rose Wylie Datelle, age 66, of Atlanta Ga. formerly of Waterbury, CT passed away June 6th, 2009 with her husband Ralph, family and grandchildren by her side.She was employed ...

Hall

James G. Collins, 76, Gainesville
James Gilbert Collins age 77 of Summerlake Drive,Gainesville passed away Saturday June 6, 2009 at theNortheast Georgia Medical Center.Mr. Collins was born on July 16, 1931 to the l ...
Mr Ben Alfred Ward, 73, Gainesville
Ben Alfred Ward, age 73 of Ash Circle, Gainesville, Georgia passed away Saturday, June 6, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center of an extended illness. Funeral servic ...
Mr.Pat Jordan, 92, Flowery Branch
Memorial Park announces the death of Mr. Pat Jordan age 92 of Flowery Branch.

Lumpkin

Mary Lou Conner, 95, Dahlonega
Mrs. Mary Lou Conner, age 95, of Dahlonega, GA died Saturday, June 6, 2009 at her home in Dahlonega.Mrs. Conner was born in Dahlonega, GA January 11, 1914. She was the daughter of ...
'Night Court' star Harry Anderson found dead in home
Anderson was 65.
Nevada sheriff: Radio show host Art Bell dead at 72
Art Bell, a radio host best known for a paranormal-themed nightly show syndicated on hundreds of stations in the 1990s, including WDUN, has died at his home in southern Nevada, authorities said Saturday.
Milos Forman, Oscar-winning director, dies at 86
Milos Forman, a refuge from Czechoslovakia whose American movies "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Amadeus" won a deluge of Academy Awards, including best director Oscars, has died.
Jackson County Chief Magistrate Judge dies after battle with cancer
The Chief Magistrate Judge of Jackson County has died following a battle with cancer.
Anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, prominent anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, has died
Jim Lancaster, former Hall County Fire Battalion Chief, dies at age 70
Jim Lancaster, a former Battalion Chief for Hall County Fire Services, died Thursday.
VIDEO: Legendary voice of Red Elephants, Gainesville icon Walt Snelling left us with incredible memories
Walt Snelling was woven into the very fabric of Gainesville High athletics, as much a part of Big Red as The Rock, City Park or any number of the illustrious athletes and committed coaches to have graced the playing field.
Linda Brown, central figure in school segregation case, dies
As a girl in Kansas, Linda Brown's father tried to enroll her in an all-white school in Topeka. A 1954 decision by the US Supreme Court followed, striking down racial segregation in schools and cementing Linda Brown's place in history. She died Sunday.