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Local Obits for Mon. Jul 13th, 2009

Forsyth

Ralph Pirkle, 78, Cumming
Mr. Ralph Pirkle, age 78 of Cumming, GA, passed away Monday, July 13, 2009. He was a native of Forsyth County and a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church and of Odd Fellows. Mr. Pirk ...
Ruby Mae Hamby, 79, Cumming
Mrs. Ruby Mae Hamby, age 79, Cumming, GA, passed away Monday, July 13, 2009. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her father, John Elgbert Bol ...

Gwinnett

Hermalee Samons, 84, Alpharetta
Mrs. Hermalee Samons, age 84 of Alpharetta formerly of Paintsville, Kentucky passed away Saturday, July 11, 2009. Hermalee was preceded in death by her husband Raymond Samons in 1 ...
Jane Landers, 83, Alpharetta
Jane Landers, age 83 of Alpharetta passed away Sunday, July 12, 2009. Funeral Services will be held in Fort Valley, Georgia and will be announced. Online condolences may be expre ...

Jackson

Ralph Charles Miller, 83, Braselton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Ralph Charles Miller, age 83, of Braselton, who passed away Monday, July 13, 2009. Mr. Miller, born in Fulton County, was a son of the la ...
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