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Local Obits for Sat. May 16th, 2009

Banks

Ivie Funeral Home announces services for James (Jim) Emmett Gray, Sr., 58, of Maysville who died on Friday at NEGA Medical Center in Gainesville. Born in Knoxville, TN, he was the ...

Dawson

Joseph V. â, 60, Dawsonville
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Forsyth

Martha Ann Lyons, 72, Dunwoody
Mrs. Martha Ann Lyons, age 72 of, Dunwoody, GA passed away Saturday, May 16, 2009.She was a devoted wife for 48 years and loving mother. Martha was a retired Registered Nurse. She ...

Habersham

Clifford Davie Parsons Ritchie, age 94, Cornelia, Georgia, died Saturday, May 16, 2009 at the Habersham County Medical Center. Mrs. Ritchie was born on July 24, 19 ...
Donald Compton Short, 78, Cornelia
Donald Compton Short, age 78, of Cornelia, Georgia, died Saturday, May 16, 2009. Mr. Short was born on October 2, 1930 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late William R. ...

Hall

Eddie Stephens, 88, Gainesville
Reverend Eddie Stephens, age 88 of Gainesville, Georgia was called from labor on Saturday, May 16, 2009, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. He was born ...
Grace Nell Welborn Morris, 82, Gillsville
Grace Nell Welborn Morris, age 82 moved to Heaven May 16, 2009, to see Jesus and to join her husband, Coleman Morris who went ahead of her on November 22, 2005. Grace Nell was the ...
William Donice Dabney, 52, Gainesville
William Donice Dabney, Sr., age 52 of Gainesville, GA died Saturday, May 16, 2009. He was preceded in death by his father David A. Dabney. He is survived by his wife Rhonda Rena Da ...

Jackson

Autumn Elizabeth Freeman, inf, Nicholson
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for infant Autumn Elizabeth Freeman daughter of Thomas Freeman and Chelsey Sewell of Nicholson, Ga. who died Saturday May 16, 2009. Survivors ...
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