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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Sep 8th, 2009

Forsyth

Joseph Holder, 90, Cumming
Mr. Joseph Holder, age 90 of Cumming formerly of Memphis, TN, passed away Tuesday, September 08, 2009. Mr. Holder worked for Layne and Bowler for 45 years in Memphis and was an Arm ...

Gwinnett

James Donald Whitley, 77, Norcross
James Donald Whitley, age 77, of Santa Anna Drive, Norcross, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at Peachtree Christian Hospice following an extended illness. ...

Habersham

Patricia Lynn Garrish Fossier, age 49, of Baldwin, GA, died Tuesday, September 8, 2009. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced soon by Whitfield Funeral Home, ...

Hall

Billy Joe Tomlin, 75, Gainesville
Mr. Billy Joe Tomlin, 75, of Gainesville died September 8, 2009. A lifetime resident of Hall County, Mr. Tomlin retired from Macklenburg & Duncan Company and was the former own ...

White

Leonard Anderson, 76, Cleveland
Mr. Leonard Anderson age 76 of Cleveland passed away Tuesday September 8, 2009 at a private Healthcare Center following an extended illness. Mr. Andersonâ
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