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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 9th, 2010

Dawson

J. M. Pelfrey, 82, Dawsonville
J. M. Pelfrey, 82, of Dawsonville died Saturday January 9, 2010 at his residence following an extended illness.Born January 28, 1927 in Fannin County to the late Morgan and Carrie ...

Forsyth

Donald G. Smading, 80, Cumming
Donald G. Smading, 80, of Cumming died Saturday, January 9, 2010.Born August 15, 1929 in Helena, Montana to the late Fred and Florence Smading, Mr. Smading graduated from the Unive ...
Mrs. Eleanor Laurene Bridges Rainey, 86, of Conyers, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 9, 2010. She was preceded in death by her son, Wayne Rainey. She was a caring, ki ...
Jay Gehres, 60, Cumming
Jay Gehres, age 60, departed this life January 9, 2010. He was a former Green Beret serving our country during the Vietnam conflict. For the past six years, Jay was able to maint ...
Ollie Ralston, 94, Cumming
Ollie Ralston, 94, of Cumming died Saturday January 9, 2010 at Cumming Nursing Center following a period of declining health.Born February 14, 1916 in Lumpkin County to the late Jo ...

Gwinnett

Marvens J. Mathurin, 13, Dacula
Marvens J. Mathurin, age 13, of Dacula died Saturday, January 9, 2010 in a drowning accident. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 2:00 PM at Hebron Baptist ...
Mr. Harold Franklin â, 62, Lilburn
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Habersham

Ernest Wilson Burgess, age 79 of Alto, passed away Saturday, January 09, 2010, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Habersham County on April 08, 1930, he was the son of th ...
Etta Lynette Wright Wiley, age 76 of Cornelia, passed away Saturday, January 09, 2010, at her residence following a sudden illness. Born in Banks County on May 09, 1933, she was th ...
Eugene Thomas Sailers, 75, Commerce
Eugene Thomas Sailers, age 75, of Commerce, GA died Saturday January 9, 2010 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Sailers was born in Jackson County to the late, Wilton and Anni ...
Hazel Lucille Gibson Parker, 71, Clarkesville
Hazel Lucille Gibson Parker, age 71, of Clarkesville, GA, died Saturday, January 9, 2010 at the Stephens County Hospital. Mrs. Parker was born on October 21, 1938 in ...

Hall

Eric Livingston McLendon, 85, Gainesville
Eric Livingston McLendon, 85, of Gainesville passed away Saturday January 9, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial services will be held ...

Jackson

Robert G. Sweet, 78, Hoschton
Robert G. Sweetage 78 of Hoschton, Ga.Died Saturday January 9, 2010 at the N.E. Ga. Med. Center.Memorial Service will be held at 11 am Monday January 11, 2010at the Chestnut Mounta ...
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.
Longtime Gainesville journalist Ted Oglesby dies at 84
A longtime Gainesville journalist, who held management positions with both WDUN and The Times, has died at the age of 84.
'Gong Show' creator Chuck Barris dies at 87
Game show impresario Chuck Barris has died at 87. Barris, the madcap producer of "The Gong Show" and "The Dating Game," died of natural causes Tuesday afternoon at his home in Palisades, New York
Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90
Chuck Berry, the rock 'n' roll founder who defined its joy and rebellion in "Johnny B. Goode" and other classics, has died in St. Charles County, Missouri, west of St. Louis
C.W. Davis, former Hall Co. Schools Supt. and founder of Lanierland Basketball Tournament, dies
C.W. Davis, a longtime Hall County educator, former superintendent of Hall County Schools and founder of the Lanierland Basketball Tournament, died Saturday.
Co-founder of Georgia-based Waffle House chain dies at 97
​Waffle House co-founder Joseph Wilson Rogers Sr., who went from short-order cook to co-founder of one of the nation's largest restaurant chains, has died. He was 97.
Founder of Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic dies
Dr. Henry S. Jennings, a retired longtime Gainesville physician and founder of the Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic, has died.
Former Oakwood City Council member dies
A woman who served on the Oakwood City Council for 15 years before stepping down two years ago will be buried Saturday.