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Local Obits for Sun. Aug 1st, 2010

Banks

Swayne Lewallen, 84, Homer
Swayne Lewallen, age 84, of Nails Creek Community, Homer, GA passed away on Sunday, August 1, 2010. Mr. Lewallen was born in Banks County, GA on March 27, 1926, to the late James W ...

Forsyth

David Charles Adams, 67, Cumming
Mr. David Charles Adams, age 67 of Cumming, passed away on Sunday, August 1, 2010. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Cumming, member of PAGE, member of the National ...
Richard Joseph Landry, 61, Cumming
Mr. Richard Joseph LandryDick Landry, age 61 of Cumming, passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday, August 1, 2010. Dick worked in the transportation industry for decades. He enj ...

Habersham

Vita Melders Brown, 85, Clarkesville
Vita Melders Brown, age 85 of Clarkesville, passed away Sunday, August 01, 2010. Born in Riga, Latavia on June 20, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Janis Melders. She was a ...
Vita Z. Brown, 85, Clarkesville
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home announces the death of Vita Z. Brown, age 85 of Clarkesville, passed away Sunday, August 1, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete and will be ...

Hall

Betty Stephens Nix, 85, Gainesville
Betty Stephens Nix, 85 of Gainesville, passed away peacefully at home Sunday morning, August 1, 2010. Funeral services will be held at 3:00pm Wednesday, August 4, 2010 in the Chap ...

White

Ed Head, 88, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Ed Head age 88 Cleveland. Mr. Head passed away Sunday, August 01, 2010 at Oaks at Scenic View in Baldwin following an e ...
John Edward (Ed) Head, 89, Cleveland
Mr. John Edward (Ed) Head age 89 of Cleveland passed away Sunday, August 1, 2010 at Oaks at Scenic View in Baldwin following an extended illness. Mr. Head was born in Cleveland Geo ...
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