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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 2nd, 2010

Forsyth

Gerald Wayne Eaker, 52, Cumming
Mr. Gerald Wayne Eaker, SPHR, beloved husband, father, son, and brother, age 52 of Cumming, GA passed away Thursday, December 31, 2009.He was preceded in death by his father, Willi ...
Ira Thomas (Tom) Layfield, 85, of Cumming, GA passed away on January 1, 2010. He was born in Milledgeville, GA on October 5, 1924.A graduate of Georgia Military College in Milledg ...
Jordan Woods, 22, Cumming
Jordan Woods, 22, beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend, passed away unexpectedly on January 2, 2010. Although Jordanâ

Gwinnett

Mrs. Ila Kathleen Fisher, 83, Braselton
Mrs. Ila Kathleen Fisher, age 83 of Braselton, passed away Saturday, January 2, 2010. Arrangements by Memorial Park south Funeral Home and Cemetery,4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Bra ...

Habersham

Patrick Stephen Brine, 78, Cornelia
Patrick Stephen Brine, age 78, of Cornelia, passed away Saturday, January 02, 2010, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Born in Woodlands Park, England o ...

Hall

Betty Jo Gooch, 79, Gainesville
Betty Jo Gooch, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, January 2, 2010, at the Oaks at Limestone Nursing Home. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, January ...
Dorothy Nell Jones, 67, Gainesville
Dorothy Nell Jones, age 67, of Craig Place, Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services ...
Myrtice Ella Foster, 83, Gainesville
Myrtice Ella Foster, 83, of Gainesville died Friday, January 1, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral Services will be Monday, January 4, 2010 ...

Jackson

Johnnie Kenneth Ramey, 66, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Johnnie Kenneth Ramey, age 66, of Jefferson, who passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2010. Mr. Ramey was born on March 27, 1943 in Cat ...

Lumpkin

James D. Thomason, 86, 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 ...

White

Dorothea M. Maxwell, 92, Helen
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Dorothea M. Maxwell age 92 of Helen. Mrs. Maxwell passed away Saturday January 2, 2010 at Gateway Nursing Home followi ...
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