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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Jan 1st, 2010

Banks

Juno O. Samples, 80, Homer
Juno Wilford Samples, age 80 of Homer, Georgia, passed away Friday, January 1, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center due to an extended illness. Funera ...

Forsyth

Duane Hodges Simms, Jr., age 62, of Cumming, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2010 at his home. He was born in Atlanta on March 7, 1947 and is preceded in death by his father, Du ...
Farrell Miller, 88, Alpharetta
Farrell Miller, age 88 of Alpharetta, passed away Friday, January 1, 2010. Memorial Services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, January 8, 2010 at Roswell United Methodist Church in the C ...
Peggy Ann Burgess, 77, Cumming
Mrs. Peggy Ann Burgess, age 77, of Cumming, GA passed away Friday, January 1, 2010. She was a member of Deer Creek Shore Presbyterian Church and was proceeded in death by her hus ...

Hall

Annette Algard Haney, 73, of Flowery Branch, GA died at Northside Forsyth Hospital on January 1, 2010. Born in Atlanta, she was the daughter of the late William and Annie V. Webb. ...
Myrtice E. Foster, 83, Gainesville
Myrtice E. Foster, 83 of Gainesville died Friday January 1, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following a brief illness. The family will receive friends on Sunday January ...
Wilma Juanita Yopp Dean, 87, Flowery Branch
Wilma Juanita Yopp Dean, age 87, of Flowery Branch, passed away Friday, January 1, 2010 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. ...
Woodie Neal Byrd, 95, Gainesville
Woodie Neal Byrd, age 95, of Gainesville, Ga died Saturday, December 26, 2009. She is survived by her sons Randy (Celia Brawner) Byrd of Gainesville, GA, Donald (Jan) Byrd of San D ...

Lumpkin

James D. Thomason, NA, Dahlonega
James D. Thomason, died Janaury 1, 2010 at Gold City Convalescent Center in Dahlonega.Mr. Thomason was born on January 11, 1923 in Arab, Alabama, son of the late Samuel and Tommie ...

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Mrs. Minerva Ward, 90, Cleveland
Mrs. Minerva Eleanor Ward, age 90 of Cleveland, passed away Friday January 1, 2010 at Chatuge Regional Nursing Home. Mrs. Ward was born May 30, 1919 in Washington, D.C. to the late ...
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