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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Sep 27th, 2011

Gwinnett

Roger Eugene Shafer, 66, Buford
Roger Eugene Shafer, 66, of Buford, GA, was taken suddenly in a construction accident on September 17, 2011, while in Wills Creek, West Virginia. A memorial service will be held Th ...

Hall

Ethridge Howell Martin, 79, Gillsville
Ethridge Howell Martin, age 79 of Gillsville, passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, ...

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Lurene Wheeler Davis, 89, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Lurene Wheeler Davis, Mrs. Davis passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2011. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm, Thu ...
Sandra P. Riggin, 47, Sautee
Dr. Sandra P. "Sandy" Riggin, age 47 of Sautee, passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2011, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.A celebration of life will be held 7:00 pm Th ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
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