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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. May 26th, 2010

Forsyth

Mr. Billy Lamar Wright of Saint Simons Island, GA, passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at age 57 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was beloved by his family and fr ...

Gwinnett

Charlotte Edelstein Task, 93, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Charlotte Edelstein Task age 93 of Cleveland. Mrs. Task passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at Gateway Nursing Home fo ...

Habersham

Kenneth Richard Gunn, 76, Cornelia
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home announces the death of Kenneth Richard Gunn, age 76 of Cornelia. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced s ...
Mary Ann G. McClellan Martin, 67, Clarkesville
Mary Ann G. McClellan Martin, age 67, of Clarkesville, GA passed away on Tuesday, May 25, 2010. Mrs. Martin was born on May 21, 1943 in Cornelia, GA. She was preceded in death by ...

Hall

Leonard Tillman Phagan, Jr., 80, Gainesville
Leonard Tillman Phagan, Jr., age 80 of Barnesville, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at Heritage Health Care in Forsyth, Georgia following an extended illness.Funera ...

Lumpkin

Dennis Chambers, 74, Dahlonega
Mr. Dennis Chambers, age 74, of Dahlonega, GA died May 26, 2010.Mr. Chambers was born in Hall County, GA May 11, 1936. He had lived in Lumpkin County since 1952. Dennis was a saw m ...

White

Cecil Nathan Crumley, 81, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Cecil Nathan Crumley, age 81 of Cleveland. Mr. Crumley passed away Wednesday. May 26, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medic ...
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