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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 ...
Funeral services Friday for officer who helped establish Hall County SWAT team
Funeral services have been scheduled for Lt. Bob McMahan, a 23-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office, who was instrumental in setting up the SWAT team for the department.
'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57
Stephen Hillenburg, whose daffy animated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' became an international hit, dies at 57.
Wayne Abernathy, Hall County businessman and state Board of Public Safety member, dies
A Lula man, who operated a number of businesses in Gainesville and Cleveland during his lifetime and served more than 35 years on the state Board of Public Safety, has died.
Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, has died
Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century, has died. He was 85
NASCAR legend David Pearson dies at age 83
David Pearson, winner of three NASCAR premier series championships, has died at the age of 83. Winner of 105 races in just 574 starts – second most to fellow...
Mari Hulman George, Indy's quiet pioneer, dies at 83
Mari Hulman George, auto racing's 'quiet pioneer' who ordered Indy drivers to start their engines, dies at 83
Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey dies at 80
Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and long arms, has died at 80
Funeral services set for Wednesday for former Gainesville police chief
Retired Gainesville Police Chief Jerry Harrison Forrester died Monday at the age of 72.