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Obituaries & Related Stories

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Local Obits for Mon. May 4th, 2009

Dawson

James Almon Weatherford Jr., 49, Dawsonville
James Almon Weatherford Jr. was Born May 26, 1959 in Dallas, TX and went to Heaven to be with his Savior on May 2, 2009. Jim was raised in Alabama and graduated from Glenwood High ...
Joe M. Walker, 66, Dawsonville
Joe M. Walker, 66, of Dawsonville died Monday May 4, 2009 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a short illness.Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, he had lived in Dawson C ...

Forsyth

John Walter McCracken, 53, Roswell
John Walter McCracken, age 53, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2009 of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.He was a beloved father, husband, son, coworker, and friend that wi ...

Hall

Jack Curtis Dean, 68, Gainesville
Mr. Jack Curtis Dean, age 68 of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Monday, May 4, 2009 after a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, May 7, 2009 at ...
Jimmy Dale Barton, Jr., 29, Oakwood
Jimmy Dale Barton, Jr., age 29 of Oakwood passed away on Monday, May 4th. Service will be 2pm on Friday, May 8th in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel. Ward's Funeral Home, 7 ...
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