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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 30th, 2009

Banks

William Hoopingarner, age 69, of Post Place Drive, Alto, Georgia passed away Friday, January 30, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Priv ...

Dawson

Jackie Paul Martin, 53, Mount Croghan, SC
Jackie Paul Martin, 53, of Mount Croghan, SC died January 30, 2009 following a sudden illness.Mr. Martin was a 1974 graduate of Dawson County High School and was employed as a comm ...

Hall

Evert W. Jones, 92, Gainesville
Evert W. Jones, 92, a resident of Smokey Springs inGainesville passed away January 30, 2009.Mr. Jones was born October 14, 1916 in Detroit, Michigan andlived in Michigan for 61 yea ...

Jackson

Pearlene Eula Wood, 70, Commerce
Mrs. Pearlene Eula Wood, age 70, of Commerce GA died Friday January 30, 2009 at Athens Regional Medical Center.She was born in Jackson County to the late James Hubert and Reba Mass ...
Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95
Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," has died
Memorial service Saturday for former GHS teacher, coach
A memorial service will be held Saturday for Jean Gruhn, who along with her late husband, Bobby, was a longtime fixture at Gainesville High School, where both served as a teacher and a coach.
NASCAR’s Ted Christopher passes away in plane crash
NASCAR champion Ted Christopher passed away Saturday after being involved in a plane crash in Connecticut. He was 59.
Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91
Hollywood is mourning the loss of beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton
Hall County's first fire chief dies at 72
Larry Williams, who was the first chief of the Hall County Fire Department, died Thursday at his home in Maysville.
Janice Riley, longtime head of Ninth District Opportunity, dies
The funeral will be held Saturday for Janice Riley, longtime executive director of Gainesville-based Ninth District Opportunity, who died earlier this week following a brief illness.
Tommy Irvin, longtime Georgia agriculture chief, dies at 88
​Former Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin, whose four decades in office made him one of the longest-serving statewide officials in U.S., died at the age of 88, the department he once ran confirmed Friday.
'Cheers' actor, radio host Jay Thomas dies at 69
A publicist for Jay Thomas says the actor and radio host has died at 69