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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jul 8th, 2009

Forsyth

Evelyn S. Smith, 79, Cumming
Mrs. Evelyn S. Smith, age 79 of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2009. She was a firm believer in God and a devoted wife and mother. She loved her family and friends and wil ...
Jeffery Richard Sams, 33, Cumming
Mr. Jeffery Richard Sams, age 33 a life long resident of Cumming, GA passed away Monday, July 6, 2009. He was preceded in death by his father, Glenn Sams. Survivors include his da ...
Mary Ellen Gilbert, 89, Atlanta
Byars Funeral Home announces the death of Mary Ellen Gilbert, 89, Atlanta. A memorial service will be held Sunday at 2:00 in Gulf Shores, Ala.

Gwinnett

Martha Jane Sommers, 84, Suwanee
Martha Jane Sommers, 84, of Suwanee, GA died on July 5, 2009 at Embracing Hospice House. Born in Patton, PA, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Annie Libia. Her beloved ...

Habersham

Frances Ruth Moore, 90, Cornelia
Frances Ruth Moore, age 90 of Cornelia, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2009, at BJC Nursing Home following an extended illness. Born in Habersham County on May 24, 1919, she was th ...

Hall

Arthur Joseph â, 75, Braselton
Mr. Arthur Joseph Remillard, Sr., age 75, of Braselton, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.Funeral services a ...
Carolyn Teasly, 62, Gainesville
Carolyn Teasly, age 62 of Gainesville, GA died in Atlanta, Ga. Memorial services will be held on Friday, July 10th 2009 at the Greater Timber Ridge Baptist Church at 1:00pm. Servic ...

Jackson

James Henry Ford, 84, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of James Henry Ford, age 84, of Jefferson, who passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2009. Mr. Ford, born in St. Louis, Missouri, was a son of the ...

Rabun

Fred Ray Galloway Jr., 71, Clayton
Fred Ray Galloway Jr., 71, of Clayton, GA, passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2009.He was born in Rabun County, GA, and was the son of Fred Ray Galloway, Sr. and Annie Mae Speed Gal ...
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.