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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Aug 30th, 2009

Forsyth

Mrs. Brenda Maureen 'Nannie' Smith, age 62, of Cumming, GA, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Ruby Brooks. Surv ...
Mrs. Elizabeth Holbrook Prodny, age 88, of Cumming, GA, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2009. She was a member of Cumming United Methodist Church and retired from Sawnee EMC after ...
Ida Goldstein Wolf, 101, Atlanta
Ida Goldstein Wolf, age 101 of Atlanta, Georgia passed away Sunday, August 30, 2009. Graveside Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery on Wednesday, September 1, ...
Willie Mae Crumbley, 81, Cumming
Willie Mae Crumbley, 81, of Cumming, GA died on August 30, 2009 at Chestnut Ridge Nursing Center. Born in Cherokee County, she was the daughter of the late Ether and Imogene Evans ...

Habersham

James Hoyt Smith, 79, Mt. Airy
James Hoyt Smith, age 79 of Mt. Airy, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2009, at Habersham County Medical Center. Born in Habersham County on September 13, 1929, he was the son of t ...

Hall

Michael Graham, Flowery Branch
Mr. Michael Conley Graham, age 60, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2009 at Landmark Hospital in Athens, Georgia. A memorial service for Mr. Conle ...
Myrtle Davis, 73, Gainesville
Mrs. Myrtle Davis, age, 73, of Gainesville, GA and formerly of Lumpkin County, died Sunday August 30, 2009 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA following a br ...
Paula Rivas, 98, Brooklyn, New York
Paula Rivas, age 98 of Brooklyn, New York, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2009 at Woodhall Hospital in Brooklyn, New York following an extended illness. Funeral servi ...

Jackson

Clarence Simmons, 100, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Clarence Grover Simmons, age 100, of Jefferson, who passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2009. Mr. Simmons was born on August 19, 1909, a ...
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