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Local Obits for Sun. Dec 20th, 2009

Hall

Ed Estes, Gainesville
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at Grace Episcopal Church for Dr. Ed Estes of Gainesville. The Rev. Doug Dailey will officiate. Visitation ...
Lela Michelle Knight, 38, Flowery Branch
Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Sunday December 20,2009 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Lela Michelle Knight, 38, Flowery Branch. Rev. Perry Smith officiating. Burial in Pop ...
Mrs. Peggy Joyce Hegler Purser, age 78, of Scottdale, Georgia, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2009. A Funeral Mass will be said Wednesday, December 23, 200 ...

Jackson

Luisa Dianne C. Hill, 62, Commerce
Mrs. Luisa Dianne C. Hill, age 62, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, December 20, 2009 at her residence. Mrs. Hill was born in Clarke County to the late, Herbert Griffeth and Nyda Fra ...
Thomas Wright, 92, Pendergrass
Mr. Thomas Wright, 92, of Pendergrass died December 20, 2009. Graveside service Wednesday December 23, 2009 at 2 p.m. Pond Fork Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive fri ...
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