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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 3rd, 2009

Dawson

Terrell Railey, 53, Dawsonville
Terrell Railey, 53, of Dawsonville died Saturday, January 3, 2009 at his residence following a sudden illness.A native of Chamblee, GA, he had lived in Dawson County for the past 1 ...

Forsyth

Dean F. Hoffman, 63, Gainesville
Dean F. Hoffman, age 63 of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, January 3, 2009 at Meadow brook Nursing Home in Tucker, Georgia. A memorial service will be announced at a ...
Ralph E. Cowart, 82, Cumming
Mr. Ralph E. Cowart, age 82, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, January 3, 2009. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and Deacon for over 30 years. Mr. Cowart was also ...

Habersham

Wanda Maxine Collier, 83, Cornelia
Wanda Maxine Collier, age 83, of Cornelia, passed away on Saturday, January 03, 2009.Mrs. Collier was born in Haw-Hatomka, Missouri on July 18, 1925 to the late Walter and Edith Sh ...

Hall

Eugene Allen, 42, Gainesville
Eugene Allen, 42, of Gainesville died Saturday January 3, 2009 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Allen was the son of the late Willie ...

White

William Franklin Holcomb, 74, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. William Franklin Holcomb, age 74 of Cleveland. Mr. Holcomb passed away Saturday, January 03, 2009 at his residence fo ...
Y.D. Thompson, 79, Cleveland
Rev. Y.D. Thompson, age 79, of Cleveland, GA died Saturday January 3, 2009 at the Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, GA following a short illness.Rev. Thompson was born in H ...
'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77
Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into an Oscar winning 1994 movie that became an enduring cultural phenomenon, has died
Tom Seaver, heart and mighty arm of Miracle Mets, dies at 75
Hall of Fame pitcher and New York Mets icon Tom Seaver has died at 75
Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78
The college basketball coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown has died
Chadwick Boseman, who embodied Black icons, dies of cancer
First Chadwick Boseman slipped on the cleats of Jackie Robinson, then the Godfather of Soul’s dancing shoes, portraying both Black American icons with a searing intensity that commanded respect
Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95
A longtime adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H
Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' and 'Natural' actor, dies at 85
Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to indelible character actor in films including “Cocoon” and “The Natural,” has died
Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress, dies at 104
Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland, best known as the kindly Melanie in “Gone With the Wind,” has died
NASCAR Hall of Famer Maurice Petty passes away
NASCAR Hall of Fame engine builder Maurice Petty passed away Saturday morning, according to a statement released by Richard Petty Motorsports. He was 81 years old.