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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Aug 17th, 2009

Dawson

Eleanor Wallace Swafford, 60, Marble Hill
Eleanor Wallace Swafford, 60, of Marble Hill died Monday August 17, 2009 at Northside Forsyth Hospital.Born February 11, 1949, Mrs. Swafford was a lifelong resident of Dawson Count ...

Forsyth

Carmen Villafanes, 50, Smyrna
Carmen Villafanes, age 50 of Smyrna, Georgia passed away Monday, August 17, 2009. Memorial Services are pending and will be announced at a later date. Online condolences may be ex ...
James Matthew Kenny, 50, Cumming
James Matthew Kenny, 50, of Cumming, GA died on August 17, 2009. Formerly of Paramus, NJ, he was the son of Carol and John Kenny of Dawsonville, GA.James owned a very successful p ...
Melna June Gattis, 74, Cumming
Melna June Gattis, 74, died Monday, August 17, 2009, with her husband, son, and daughter by her bedside in her home in Cumming, Georgia. Originally from Lafayette Springs, Mississi ...
Philip R. Bartholomew, 78, Atlanta
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Habersham

Patricia Marie Kane, 76, Cornelia
Funeral Mass for Patricia Marie Kane, age 76, of Cornelia, will be held Tuesday, August 18, 2009, at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Fr. Abel Guerrero Orta will officia ...

Hall

Beatrice Mathis Casey, Gainesville
Beatrice Mathis Casey of Gainesville died August 17, 2009 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center from an extended illness. Funeral services will be announced later by Dawson Mort ...
Kenneth Carney, Gainesville
Kenneth Carney of Gainesville passed away Sunday. Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Mason & Ward Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Hillside memoria ...

Jackson

Ruth Jacks Elrod, 99, Athens
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Ruth Jacks Elrod, age 99, of Athens â

Rabun

Millie Vicdora Wall Hamby, 102, of Clayton, passed away August 16, 2009.She was born in Rabun County the daughter of the late Ira Milton Wall and Ida Nicholson Wall. She cooked for ...
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
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.