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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Aug 15th, 2009

Forsyth

Charles Edward Sciortino, age 77, of Cumming, GA died on August 15, 2009 at Embracing Hospice House. He was preceded in death by his son, Darryl Sciortino. Mr. Sciortino served in ...
Hulet David Nation, 51, Cumming
Hulet David Nation, 51, of Cumming, GA died on August 15, 2009 at Northside Hospital Forsyth. Born in Carroll County, GA, he was the son of the late Hulet Dorsey Nation and Grace ...
Urdis Ellison, 99, Cumming
Mrs. Urdis Ellison, age 99 of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, August 15, 2009. She was born in Atlanta, GA on July 18, 1910. Mrs. Ellison is survived by two daughters; six gra ...

Habersham

Betty Ruth Cotton Patton, 72, Cornelia
Betty Ruth Cotton Patton, age 72, of Cornelia, GA passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2009 at her residence. Born in Franklin County, GA on June 4, 1937, she was the daughter of th ...

Hall

Barbara Roberts May, 66, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 22, 2009 in the Wardâ
Memorial Park Funeral Home announces the death of William Herbert Allen, 91, who passed away August 15, 2009 at a private nursing home.Memorial Park Funeral Home in charge of arran ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Eunice Venable "Big Mama" Howington, age 75 of Jefferson who passed away at her residence on Saturday evening, August 15, ...

Lumpkin

Linda Patterson Harkins, 60, Dahlonega
Mrs. Linda Patterson Harkins, age 60, of Dahlonega, GA died Saturday August 15, 2009, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA following a brief illness.Mrs. Hark ...

White

Fannie Ruth Kastner, 90, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Fannie Ruth Kastner, age 90 of Cleveland. Mrs. Kastner passed away Saturday, August 15, 2009 at Habersham County Med ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
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