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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Aug 16th, 2009

Forsyth

Mr. Marion E. Ellington, Sr., age 74 of Cumming, GA, passed away Sunday, August 16, 2009. Mr. Ellington, originally from Thomaston, was predeceased in life by his wife, Jettie Elli ...

Hall

Geraldine M. Wilson, Gainesville
Little and Davenport Funeral Home of Gainesville, Ga. announces the death of Mrs. Geraldine M. Wilson, of Gainesville, Ga., who died at New Horizons North on Sunday August 16, 2009 ...
Herbert Reynolds, 82, Gainesville
Herbert Reynolds, age 82 of Old Flowery Branch Road, Gainesville, passed away Sunday, August 16, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services ar ...

Jackson

Opal Valerie Langston, 89, Commerce
Mrs. Opal Valerie Langston, age 89, of Commerce, GA died Sunday August 16, 2009 at BJC Nursing Home. Mrs. Langston was born to the late, Earnest and Angie Robinson Johnston. Mrs. ...
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