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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Aug 29th, 2009

Banks

Jerry T. Free, 68, Gillsville
Jerry T. Free, age 68 of Gillsville, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2009, at his residence following an extended illness. Born in Hall County, on February 07, 1941, he was the so ...

Forsyth

Mary Baker, 69, Tate
Mrs. Mary Baker, age 69 of Tate, GA, passed away Friday, August 28, 2009. She was a member of Conns Creek Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Hoyt Thoma ...

Gwinnett

Elma Jean Grant, 83, Buford
Memorial Park announces the death of Mrs. Elma Jean Grant, age 83, Frontier Way, Buford, Georgia.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Memorial Park Funeral Ho ...

Jackson

Dennis D. Gipson, 72, Carnesville
Mr. Dennis D. Gipson, age 72, of Carnesville, GA died Saturday, August 29, 2009 at his residence. Mr. Gipson was born in Franklin County, GA to the late Tarsus and Leona Baird Gip ...
Kenneth Edenfield, Jr., 47, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Kenneth Edenfield Jr., age 47, of Commerce, who passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2009. Mr. Edenfield was born on February 26, 1962 ...
Ruth Beck Fitzpatrick, 93, Commerce
Mrs. Ruth Beck Fitzpatrick, age 93, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, August 29, 2009 at BJC Nursing Home. Mrs. Fitzpatrick was born in Banks County to the late Henry and Zula Wood B ...
William Donald "Don" Hix, Jr., age 68 of Jefferson, Georgia passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2009. Funeral services will be announced by Evans Funeral Home of Jef ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. William Donald (Don) Hix Jr., age 68, of Jefferson, who passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2009. Mr. Hix was born on March 27, 1941 i ...

Stephens

Reba Beatrice Jordan, 85, Martin
Reba Beatrice Jordan, U. S. Navy Retired RN, age 85, of Martin, died Saturday, August 29, 2009, at Brown Memorial Convalescent Center in Royston. She was born March 24, 1924 in Fra ...
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