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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 ...
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.
NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78
Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78.
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
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.