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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Mar 5th, 2011

Forsyth

John Colin Strickland, 57, Cumming
John Colin Strickland, 57, of Cumming, GA passed away Saturday, March 05, 2011 at his residence. Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home, 150 Sawnee Dr., Cumming, GA 30040. ...

Habersham

Mary Lou Smelcer Ballew, 79, Demorest
Mary Lou Smelcer Ballew, age 79, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2011. Mrs. Ballew was born on January 17, 1932, in Belmont, North Carolina, to the late Law ...

Hall

Narges Mady, NA, Gainesville
Narges Mady 87, of Gainesville, entered into the presence of her Savior, on Saturday March 5, 2011. Narges lived all her life shinning the love of Jesus Christ form her heart to he ...
William Charles Simpson, 59, Flowery Branch
William Charles Simpson, 59 of Flowery Branch, Ga. passed away on Saturday March 5, 2011 at his residence.Mr. Simpson was born on Wednesday June 27, 1951 in Hall County, Georgia to ...
William Kirkland "Kirk" Gore, 76, Gainesville
William Kirkland "Kirk" Gore, 76, of Gainesville passed away Saturday March 5, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Memorial services will b ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. William 'Bill" Isenecker Jr., age 78 of Sautee. Mr. Isenecker passed away Saturday, March 05, 2011 at his r ...
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