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Local Obits for Sun. Apr 5th, 2009

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Ilaben Drajapati, 61, Cumming
Byars Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Ilaben Drajapati, age 61, of Cumming. Memorial services will be announced at a later date.
James B. Melton, 77, Cumming
James B. Melton, age 77 of Cumming, Georgia passed away Sunday, April 5, 2009 at Chestnut Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Cumming, Georgia. Funeral Services will be he ...
Janice Bruce Tolbert, 60, Cumming
Mrs. Janice Bruce Tolbert was born July 8, 1948 and died April 5, 2009 in Cumming, GA. She is survived by her three sons Michael, Bryan, Scott and his spouse Kelli; by three step-d ...
John Thomas Villâ, 36, Cumming
John Thomas Villâ
Mrs. Wynell Ridings Thompson, age 87 of Cumming, passed away Sunday, April 05, 2009. Mrs. Thompson was a member of Longstreet Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husba ...

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James Lewis Hughes, 70, Oakwood
James Lewis Hughes, age 70 of Candlestick Lane, Oakwood, Georgia passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2009 at the Bell Minor Home following an extended illness. Funeral servi ...
Lenton Phagan, 87, Gainesville
Joint funeral services were held for Mr. Lenton Phagan, age 87 who passed away Sunday April 5th, 2009 and also for his wife of 65 years, Mrs. Grace Martin Phagan, age 86, who passe ...
Mincey Marble founder, marble innovator dies at 86
​Kenneth Mincey, who founded Gainesville-based Mincey Marble cast marble company, passed away at the age of 86 Friday.
Jo Ann Adams, Gainesville's first female pharmacist, dies at 93
When Jo Ann Trapnell Adams graduated from the University of Georgia School of Pharmacy, she was just 20 years old.
Marty Schottenheimer, NFL coach with 200 wins, dies at 77
The longtime NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer has died
Mary Wilson, longest-reigning original Supreme, dies at 76
Mary Wilson, the longest-reigning original Supreme, has died at 76 years old
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. dies at 67
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. has died after battling prostate and other cancers
Oscar winner, ‘Sound of Music’ star Christopher Plummer dies
Christopher Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film “The Sound of Music” and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award winner in history, has died
Hal Holbrook, prolific actor who played Twain, dies at 95
Award-winning character actor Hal Holbrook who toured the world as Mark Twain in a one-man show and uttered the immortal advice “Follow the money” in the political thriller “All the President’s Men,” has died
'Saved by the Bell' star Dustin Diamond dies of cancer at 44
“Saved by the Bell” star Dustin Diamond died Monday after a three-week fight with cancer