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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 ...
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