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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 ...
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