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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Aug 25th, 2009

Forsyth

Karen Brooks, 59, Alpharetta
Ms. Karen Brooks, age 59 of Alpharetta, GA passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2009. A native of Houston, Ms. Brooks was a member of St. Columbaâ

Gwinnett

Max F. Samples, 70, Buford
Max F. Samples, age 70, of Buford, GA died suddenly Tuesday, August 25, 2009.Funeral service will be held Friday, August 28, 2009 at 2:00 PM at First United Methodist Church, Bufor ...

Hall

Edward Martin Meyers, Jr.,, 82, Flowery Branch
Edward Martin Meyers, Jr., age 82 of Flowery Branch, Georgia, died Tuesday, August 25, 2009. Mr. Meyers has been cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.Hamil ...
Michael John Kelly, 64, Gainesville
Michael John Kelly, age 64 of Cameron Drive, Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. ...

Jackson

Donald Harold Swan, 60, Commerce
Donald Swan, age 60, of Buckeye Trails Drive, Commerce, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...

Lumpkin

Virginia Ethel Brown, 81, Dahlonega
Mrs. Virginia Ethel Brown, age 81 of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Samuel Brown. Survivors include her son ...
From 'Tom Jones' to 'Skyfall': star Albert Finney dies at 82
British actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of "Tom Jones," has died at the age of 82. Finney's family says he "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side."
John Dingell, longest serving member of Congress, dies at 92
Former Rep. John Dingell, who served nearly six decades in the U.S. House, was hard to typecast
Gainesville realtor, philanthropist Don Carter dies at 86
Don Carter, the founder of Don Carter Realty in Gainesville, died at his home on Thursday, Feb. 7.
Frank Robinson, baseball's fearsome trailblazer, dies at 83
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the 1st black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, dies at 83
Special Master in Georgia-Florida water wars case dies at 88
The man who served for nearly four years as the Special Master overseeing the Georgia-Florida water wars lawsuit has died.
Glen Wood, auto racing pioneer and patriarch, dies at 93
Glen Wood, racing patriarch who had been NASCAR Hall of Fame's oldest living member, dies at 93
Longtime Gainesville dentist, director of Good News Dental Clinic to be remembered at Wednesday service
Memorial services are set for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 for Dr. Edwin Riley "Ed" Burnette, a longtime Gainesville dentist who was the director of Good News Dental Clinic for a number of years.
Broadway legend Carol Channing has died at age 97
Actress Carol Channing, whose career spanned decades on Broadway and on television, has died at age 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll says Channing died of natural causes.