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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 ...
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