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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jan 18th, 2010

Banks

Ernest Jerry Pickens, 69, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Ernest Jerry Pickens, age 69, of Maysville, who passed away on January 18, 2010. Mr. Pickens was born on December 18, 1949 in Truman, ...

Dawson

James R. Lee, 55, Dawsonville
James R. Lee, 55, of Dawsonville died Monday January 18, 2010 at his residence following an extended illness.Born June 25, 1954 to the late Rufus and Nellie Lee, he lived most of h ...
Lois Rainey, 93, Dawsonville
Mrs. Lois Rainey, age 93, of Dawsonville passed away Monday, January 18, 2010 following an extended illness. She was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church and was preceded in deat ...

Forsyth

Lt. Col. William G. Borella (U.S.A.F. Ret.), age 94, of Covington passed away Monday, January 18, 2010. Lt. Col. Borella was born March 15, 1915 in Newport, VT to the late John B. ...

Gwinnett

Clydine Otwell Welch, 99, Buford
Mrs. Clydine Otwell Welch, age 99, formerly of Cumming and Buford, passed away Monday January 18, 2010. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Buford. Mrs. Welch was born on ...

Habersham

Lily B. Bland, 94, Baldwin
Lily B. Bland, age 94, of Baldwin died Monday, January 18, 2010 at the Habersham County Medical Center.Mrs. Bland was born on August 9, 1915 in Newton County, Georgia to the late J ...

Hall

Deborah "Debbie" Karrigan, 41, Gainesville
Mrs. Deborah "Debbie" Karrigan, 41, of Gainesville died January 18, 2010. A member of Free Chapel Worship Center, Mrs. Karrigan was preceded in death by her father, Jerry ...
Dr. Martin H. Smith, 88, Gainesville
Martin Henry Smith, the son of Mamie Mae and Charles Earnest Smith, grew up in Gainesville where generations of his family lived. Always knowing that he wanted to be a doctor, he s ...
Earl Heirakuji, 84, Gainesville
Mr. Earl Heirakuji, age 84 of Gainesville passed away Monday, January 18, 2010. Arrangements by Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA. 30542, 7 ...
Harriett Dyer "Granny Rosie" Reed age 86 of Murrayville passed away Monday Jan. 18, 2010 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. On line co ...
J. Harold Nix, 70, Eastman
J. Harold Nix, age 70 of Eastman, Georgia passed away on Monday, January 18, 2010 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, Jan ...
James Edward Thompson, 59, Gainesville
James Edward Thompson, age 59, of Gainesville, Ga died Monday, Jan 18, 2010.He is survived by his wife Aleathia Thompson, sons; Joshua Thompson, Joey Mattox and Shawn Thompson, al ...
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Rosetta Dyer, 86, Murrayville
Rosetta Dyer "Granny Rosie" Reed age 86 of Murrayville passed away Monday Jan. 18, 2010 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.On line cond ...

Jackson

Hoyte Elem, 64, Commerce
Mr. Hoyte Elem, age 64, of Commerce died Monday, January 18, 2010 at his residence. Mr. Elem was born in Walton County to the late Roland and Edna England Elem. He was of the Bap ...

Towns

Junior Head, 82, Dahlonega
Mr. Junior Head, age 82, of Dahlonega, Ga., died Monday January 18, 2010.He was the son of the late Ernest Richard Head and Nice Black Head.Mr. Head was a former resident of Suches ...
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