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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jan 20th, 2009

Dawson

Clark Irvin III, 53, Dawsonville
Mason & Ward Funeral Home of Gainesville announces the death of Mr. Clark Irvin III, of Dawsonville who passed from this life after an extended illness January 20, 2009. Clark ...

Forsyth

Mrs. Betty Blanche Boone Abbott, age 77, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2009. A foster parent for many years, Mrs. Abbott was a member of the Church of Christ in Rip ...
Valentine Gelinas, 89, Atlanta

Gwinnett

Cecil Heard, 84, Cecil Heard
Cecil Heard, 84, of Buford passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2009. Funeral services will 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 23 in the Chapel of Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory. ...

Hall

Dwight Allen Olson, 79, Gainesville
Dwight Allen Olson of Gainesville passed away in his home on January 20, 2009 at the age of 79. Mr. Olson is preceded in death by his wife of nearly 60 years, Bernice Evelyn Quint ...
Jeffrey Paul Griffin, 43, Gainesville
Mr. Jeffrey Paul Griffin, age 43, of Gainesville, died Tuesday, January 20, 2009. Jeffrey loved his family very much and enjoyed spending time with them and friends. He was a Unite ...
Lula O Hearn, 94, Gainesville
Memorial Park announces the death of Mrs. Lula O'Hearn, age 94, of Gainesville, Ga.
Lula Sayne Oâ, 94, Oakwood
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William Rogers Head, 80, Clermont
Strickland Funeral Home announces funeral services for William Rogers Head of Clermont. Mr. Head was born on February 8, 1928 and passed away January 20, 2009 at his home.Services ...

Jackson

Robert E. Johnson Sr., 94, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Robert E. Johnson Sr. age 94 of Commerce . Services 2 P.M. Friday from the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home with Rev. Henry Webb officiating wi ...

Lumpkin

Lois King Early, 88, Dahlonega
Mrs. Lois King Early, age 88, of Dahlonega, GA died Tuesday January 20, 2008 following a brief illness.Mrs. Early, known by members of her family as â
Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey dies as age 77
Pro Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey has died at the age of 77
Lee Elder, 1st Black golfer to play Masters, dies at age 87
Golf pioneer Lee Elder has died at the age of 87
Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79
Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, while becoming the longest-serving team boss in the sport’s history.
Towering musical theater master Stephen Sondheim dies at 91
Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century, has died
Prince, poultry pioneer, dies at 93
Jack Prince of Gainesville, the man who invented the chicken deboning machine, has died at the age of 93.
Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou on 'The Andy Griffith Show,' has died
Betty Lynn, who was best known as Barney Fife's sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died at the age of 95
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92
Jane Powell, who starred in Hollywood golden age musicals, has died