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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Feb 8th, 2009

Dawson

William J. Jackson, 79, Dawsonville
Mr. William J. Jackson, age 79 of Dawsonville, passed away Sunday, February 8, 2009. Survivors include his wife Kathryn Jackson of Dawsonville; sons and daughter-in-law Paul and Ju ...

Forsyth

James C. Ingram Jr., 50, Cumming
Mr. James C. Ingram Jr., age 50, of Cumming, GA passed away Sunday, February 8, 2009. He was preceded in death by his father, James C. Ingram Sr. Survivors include his mother, L ...

Gwinnett

Hershel Alex Payne, 86, Lilburn
Hershel Alex Payne, age 86, of Lilburn, GA and formerly of the Hollingsworth Community, Banks County, passed away on Sunday, February 8, 2009 at his residence. Mr. Payne was born i ...

Habersham

Jerry Thompson, 83, Clarkesville
Jerry Thompson, age 83, of Clarkesville, GA, died Sunday, February 8, 2009 at his residence.Mr. Thompson was born on September 2, 1925 in Cumming, GA to the late Rafe and Clyde Sam ...

Hall

James Barnett Waters, 63, Gainesville
James Barnett Waters, age 63 of Lighthouse Lane, Gainesville, GA passed away Sunday, February 8, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services ...
'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.