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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 13th, 2009

Banks

Alline Wilmoth, 66, Homer
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Alline Wilmoth, 66, of Homer who died late Thursday afternoon at her residence. Born in Mammoth, OR, she was the daughter of the late Walt ...

Dawson

Lee Westbrook, 87, Dawsonville
Rev. Lee Westbrook, 87, of Dawsonville died Thursday August 13, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness.Born December 15, 1921 in Cherokee County to the late Ephriam an ...

Forsyth

Darla Diane Berry, age 71 passed away Thursday, August 13, at Northside-Forsyth Hospital in Cumming, Ga., after bravely battling complications from recent injuries. Born May 20, 19 ...
Jerry Richard Jones, 62, Trenton
Mr. Jerry Richard Jones, age 62 of Trenton, GA (formerly of Ball Ground, GA), passed away Thursday, August 13, 2009. He was a member of the Highland Rivers Program and was precede ...
Rita Jane Cox Mennell, 68, Gainesville
Mrs. Rita Jane Cox Mennell, age 68 of Gainesville (Forsyth Co.), passed away Thursday, August 13, 2009 after a courageous fight against breast cancer. Survivors include her husband ...

Habersham

Etheline Simmons Brady, 88, Baldwin
Etheline Simmons Brady, age 88, of Baldwin, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2009, at her residence following a sudden illness. Born in Stephens County on May 26, 1921, she was the ...

Hall

Betty Head Grant, 84, Gainesville
Betty Head Grant, 84 of Gainesville, died Thursday, August 13. She was born to the late Clyde and Eunice head, December 14, 1924 in Flowery Branch, GA. She was reared by her aunt, ...
Francisco Mata Zuniga, 67, Gainesville
Francisco Mata Zuniga, age 67 of Poplar Springs Road, Gainesville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...
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