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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 ...
'Night Court' star Harry Anderson found dead in home
Anderson was 65.
Nevada sheriff: Radio show host Art Bell dead at 72
Art Bell, a radio host best known for a paranormal-themed nightly show syndicated on hundreds of stations in the 1990s, including WDUN, has died at his home in southern Nevada, authorities said Saturday.
Milos Forman, Oscar-winning director, dies at 86
Milos Forman, a refuge from Czechoslovakia whose American movies "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Amadeus" won a deluge of Academy Awards, including best director Oscars, has died.
Jackson County Chief Magistrate Judge dies after battle with cancer
The Chief Magistrate Judge of Jackson County has died following a battle with cancer.
Anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, prominent anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, has died
Jim Lancaster, former Hall County Fire Battalion Chief, dies at age 70
Jim Lancaster, a former Battalion Chief for Hall County Fire Services, died Thursday.
VIDEO: Legendary voice of Red Elephants, Gainesville icon Walt Snelling left us with incredible memories
Walt Snelling was woven into the very fabric of Gainesville High athletics, as much a part of Big Red as The Rock, City Park or any number of the illustrious athletes and committed coaches to have graced the playing field.
Linda Brown, central figure in school segregation case, dies
As a girl in Kansas, Linda Brown's father tried to enroll her in an all-white school in Topeka. A 1954 decision by the US Supreme Court followed, striking down racial segregation in schools and cementing Linda Brown's place in history. She died Sunday.