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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jan 21st, 2009

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Dorothy Jean Pauley, 86, Cumming
Dorothy Jean Pauley, age 86 of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at her home. A loving mother and grandmother, Mrs. Pauley was a native Knoxville, TN, but has lived ...
Gibby Mathis, 70, Gainesville
Mr. Gibby Mathis, age 70, of Gainesville, GA (Forsyth County), passed away January, 21, 2009 following an extended illness. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Martha Mathis o ...

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Belva Lee Cox, 85, Johnson, Tenn.
Memorial Park announces the death of Mrs. Belva Lee Cox, age 85, of Johnson, Tenn.
Jerry V. Maynard, 73, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00am on Saturday, January 24, 2009 at the Wardâ
Kathleen Miller Burt, 82, Gainesville
Kathleen Miller Burt, age 82, of South Enota Drive, Gainesville, GA, passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Grave ...
Marvin Jewell Vandiver, 82, Clermont
Marvin Jewell Vandiver, age 82, of Clermont, GA, passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 following an extended illness. He was born September 1, 1926, and was the son of the la ...
Norma Rea Jewett, 87, Gainesville
Norma Rea Jewett, age 87, Former longtime resident of the Miami area died Wednesday January 21, 2009 in Gainesville, Ga.She was the widow of Master Sgt. Frank F. Jewett, USMC Retir ...
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
Michael Constantine of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' dies at 94
Michael Constantine, an Emmy Award-winning character actor who reached worldwide fame playing the Windex bottle-toting father of the bride in the 2002 film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” has died