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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Apr 16th, 2011

Dawson

Frances Georgia Sparrow, 86, Dawsonville
Frances Georgia Sparrow, 86, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday April 16, 2011 at Embracing Hospice following a short illness.Born March 12, 1925 in Preston, Georgia to the late W ...

Forsyth

MADELINE P. KLEIN, 83, Cumming
MADELINE P. KLEIN, 83, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Saturday April 16th, 2011.A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be planned by the family and will be announced once ...

Gwinnett

Kendra Renee Easley, 23, Buford
Kendra Renee Easley, age 23 of Buford, GA died Saturday, April 16, 2011 after an extended illness. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mil ...
Rick Pruett, 56, Sugar Hill
Mr. Rick Pruett, age 54, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2011. He was preceded in death by his father, Dick Pruett. He is survived by his wife of thirty-one ye ...

Habersham

Gerald Douglas Whitmire, 68, Mount Airy
Gerald Douglas Whitmire, age 68, of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2011.Mr. Whitmire was born in Dawson County on May 28, 1942, to the late McKinley and Lula ...

Hall

Mr. Michael Todd Deaton, 44 of Lula, Ga. died Saturday April 16, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Marietta, ...
Philip Henry Wilson, 55, Gainesville
Mr. Philip Henry Wilson passed away on the morning of Saturday, April 16th after suffering a brain aneurysm earlier in the week. He was 55 years old.A celebration of life service w ...

Jackson

Larry Bruce Hembree, 59, Maysville
Larry Bruce Hembree, age 59, of Maysville, GA died Saturday, April 16, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Hembree was born in Jackson County, GA to the late Bruce and Lois Chambers Hembr ...
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