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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jul 23rd, 2011

Forsyth

Billy Williams, 63, Cumming
Billy Williams, age 63, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2011. He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Alpharetta, GA. Billy is preceded in death by his wife, P ...

Habersham

Mary Ella Madden Groenveld, age 90, of Cornelia, Georgia passed into eternal life on July 23, 2011.Mrs. Groenveld was born on January 3, 1921, in Stratford, Connecticut. She was t ...
Rose Grossman Wiechard, 77, Clarkesville
Rose Grossman Wiechard, age 77 of Clarkesville passed away July 23, 2011. Born April 19, 1934 in Newark, New Jersey, Rose was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Herman Lind. Sh ...
Sandra Luthi Black, 62, Clarkesville
Sandra Luthi Black, age 62, of Clarkesville, GA, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born in Toccoa, GA on October 17, 1948, she was a daughter ...
Wilbon Carl Dooley, 75, Cornelia
Wilbon Carl Dooley, age 75, of Cornelia, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2011 at his residence.Born in Stephens County on June 25, 1936, he was a son of the late Jeff and Georgia ma ...

Hall

Larry Ricky Smith, 56, Gainesville
Larry Ricky Smith, age 56 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2011. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 2:00pm at the Murrayville Congregational ...
William Albert Pilcher, 91, Gainesville
Memorial Park announces the death of William Albert Pilcher, age 91 of Gainesville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time

Lumpkin

Wanda Wilbanks, 63, Dahlonega
Wanda Wilbanks, age 63 of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2011. Arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be announced by Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, ...
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