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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 ...
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.
Longtime Gainesville journalist Ted Oglesby dies at 84
A longtime Gainesville journalist, who held management positions with both WDUN and The Times, has died at the age of 84.
'Gong Show' creator Chuck Barris dies at 87
Game show impresario Chuck Barris has died at 87. Barris, the madcap producer of "The Gong Show" and "The Dating Game," died of natural causes Tuesday afternoon at his home in Palisades, New York
Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90
Chuck Berry, the rock 'n' roll founder who defined its joy and rebellion in "Johnny B. Goode" and other classics, has died in St. Charles County, Missouri, west of St. Louis
C.W. Davis, former Hall Co. Schools Supt. and founder of Lanierland Basketball Tournament, dies
C.W. Davis, a longtime Hall County educator, former superintendent of Hall County Schools and founder of the Lanierland Basketball Tournament, died Saturday.
Co-founder of Georgia-based Waffle House chain dies at 97
​Waffle House co-founder Joseph Wilson Rogers Sr., who went from short-order cook to co-founder of one of the nation's largest restaurant chains, has died. He was 97.
Founder of Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic dies
Dr. Henry S. Jennings, a retired longtime Gainesville physician and founder of the Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic, has died.
Former Oakwood City Council member dies
A woman who served on the Oakwood City Council for 15 years before stepping down two years ago will be buried Saturday.